…because often times it requires others to lose. And that’s not the point. The point is not for others to lose for you to win. Rather, the point is for you to do the work that you are capable of, with generosity and love and humanity. To do your best work & lead your life without the pressure of keeping an eye on the status ladder, to constantly check who’s up and who’s going down & what rung you lie at every point in time. That kind of mindset that seeks to make comparison with other people, is both small and weak.
What is important is that “winning” or victory or success (as the case may be) is defined properly and that this definition is invented by you and not merely on the basis of what others say. It should be your definition of a thing worth doing, not someone else’s. It should be on the basis of who you are, benchmarked against who you can possibly be. It should be defined by a life that is lived true to one’s self and to one’s maker.
The definition of success should be in the eyes of the beholder.
That’s how I see it.