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Rivals and Rivalry  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10295 posts
2/3/2021 11:27 am
Rivals and Rivalry



I think this quote is valid and applicable in many situations beyond the business world.

A rival is what pushes us t.o become stronger, faster, smarter, and more creative. Rivalries on the playing field and the sporting world work the same way. Even the worlds of science, music, and art see productive competition.

Your rival is usually someone of roughly similar background (in gender, age, sport played, job title) who more or less evenly matches you in skill and with whom you face off in repeated encounters.

Would Bill Gates have accomplished as much if there had been no Steve Jobs? What about Coke without Pepsi? Paul McCartney without John Lennon?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/3/2021 11:52 am

Growing up, I saw the rivalry evolve between my two older brothers. They were only sixteen months apart. Their personalities couldn't have been more different. One was a natural athlete and the other did well academically. One was quietly assertive and the other was boisterous and clamouring for the spotlight.

Have you had a rivalry that helped drive you to success?


69ereatwetpussy 59M  
6784 posts
2/3/2021 12:32 pm

Just don't let a revel make you jealous if you can't keep up. It can make one bitter or feel down about one's self. Just do your best there are winner and losers in this world.


justaguyinalaska 56M
879 posts
2/3/2021 1:16 pm

As one who has spent much of his life as a competitive athlete and businessman, I am compelled to agree. While I love to win, my passion for competition is even more intense and abiding- for exactly the reasons you articulate.

That said, I stand in awe (and envy) of those people who are indifferent to judgment and competition. They do what they do (and perform brilliantly) simply for themselves. To be sure, such people are unicorns and near-impossible to emulate.

For most of us, it is the thrill of the hunt that drives.


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
2/3/2021 1:19 pm

There's always been someone I'd look up to and try and emulate in business and other aspects of my life.
As part of a band, we'd always try and out-do a group we had our eyes and ears on. The competition was productive and fun and pushed us to give a 110%.


redrockrascal 63M  
23580 posts
2/3/2021 2:24 pm

I had a few rivals (friendly type) when I was racing we pushed each other and it seemed like it made it more competitive and therefore fun.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Apollo602021 61M  
4461 posts
2/3/2021 3:10 pm

Yes, I agree indeed!
We all need rivals to stimulate our lives!

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SingleInGR 54M
361 posts
2/3/2021 6:22 pm

I have to agree as well with all the comments thus far.

I have had co workers and athletes whom were friends push me as I would them to better ourselves.

The competition does help make us stronger.

I think it can be fun to compete but when one becomes boastful and mean to belittle the other person, then I think they have gone too far.

We all bring something to the table.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:01 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    Just don't let a revel make you jealous if you can't keep up. It can make one bitter or feel down about one's self. Just do your best there are winner and losers in this world.
You offer an interesting perspective. Thanks for stopping by and sharing it.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:04 pm

    Quoting justaguyinalaska:
    As one who has spent much of his life as a competitive athlete and businessman, I am compelled to agree. While I love to win, my passion for competition is even more intense and abiding- for exactly the reasons you articulate.

    That said, I stand in awe (and envy) of those people who are indifferent to judgment and competition. They do what they do (and perform brilliantly) simply for themselves. To be sure, such people are unicorns and near-impossible to emulate.

    For most of us, it is the thrill of the hunt that drives.
Yes, I understand there are many who are motivated by the thrill of doing it just for themselves regardless of the outcome. I think of watching some young kids who were beaming ear-to-ear, thrilled to be participating despite their team getting clobbered. And it was always the parents that took things harder and crazier about 'losing'.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:06 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    There's always been someone I'd look up to and try and emulate in business and other aspects of my life.
    As part of a band, we'd always try and out-do a group we had our eyes and ears on. The competition was productive and fun and pushed us to give a 110%.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your real-life experience in different aspects of your life. Competition can be a great motivator.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:09 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I had a few rivals (friendly type) when I was racing we pushed each other and it seemed like it made it more competitive and therefore fun.
There are some legendary sports rivalries...Red Sox vs Yankees; Real Madrid vs Barcelona; Navratilova vs. Evert; Celtics vs. Lakers


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:09 pm

    Quoting Apollo602021:
    Yes, I agree indeed!
    We all need rivals to stimulate our lives!
Seems to be a common motivator. Did you have any specific ones?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/4/2021 12:11 pm

    Quoting SingleInGR:
    I have to agree as well with all the comments thus far.

    I have had co workers and athletes whom were friends push me as I would them to better ourselves.

    The competition does help make us stronger.

    I think it can be fun to compete but when one becomes boastful and mean to belittle the other person, then I think they have gone too far.

    We all bring something to the table.
You offer a common-sense approach. I certainly have seen others 'go too far' and then it became uncomfortable for any who witnessed it.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/5/2021 6:02 am

    Quoting Muffinmilker:
    My profession is Food Service. One year worked in Hotel Restaurant with Room Service Switchboard. The Rival was myself. How could I become a better cook??? You need to Respect your co workers and managers. The General Manager there was only your boss Plain and simple
Bring your own rival is a great motivator for many people. Respecting others will also support your own success.


trixietrixster 54F  
3125 posts
2/6/2021 5:35 am

While this is awesome, there are many times there can be a dark side, as some totally take them out of context/content. Of course, we always hope common sense comes out to play. Hope all is well!

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/6/2021 7:53 am

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    While this is awesome, there are many times there can be a dark side, as some totally take them out of context/content. Of course, we always hope common sense comes out to play. Hope all is well!
Yes there are well-documented instances where the consequences were devastating. Doing my best to keep safe and warm!


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