Quotes on Competition

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be only sustainable competitive advantage.

Without the spur of competition we’d loaf out our life.

Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.

Competition helps people figure it out.

Companies aren’t families. They’re battlefields in a civil war.

Winning and losing are both very temporary things. Having done one or the other, you move ahead. Gloating over a victory or sulking over a loss is a good way to stand still.

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.

Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.

The only race you have to run is with yourself.

Creativity may well be the last legal unfair competitive advantage we can take to run over the competition.

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

Some people don’t like competition because it makes them work harder, better.

Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.

Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.

There is a tendency among some businesses to criticize and belittle their competitors. This is a bad procedure. Praise them. Learn from them. There are times when you can co-operate with them to their advantage and to yours! Speak well of them and they will speak well of you. You can’t destroy good ideas. Take advantage of them.

It’s nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.

With competition everyone has to try harder.

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.

Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.

Number one, cash is king; number two, communicate; number three, buy or bury the competition.

Don’t knock your competitors. By boosting others you will boost yourself. A little competition is a good thing and severe competition is a blessing. Thank God for competition.

If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we’ll turn out all right.

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition; awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?

If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means you’re not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more chances to learn and win.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating; I forget it is a competition.

Being properly prepared is one of the biggest assets in business and in athletic competition.

It was then I realized winning isn’t always finishing first. Sometimes winning is just finishing.

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.

Capitalism and competition are opposites; Capitalism is premised on the accumulation of capital, but under perfect competition, all profits get competed away.

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.

Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.

Instead of playing to win, I was playing not to lose. It reminds me of the story I once heard about two friends being chased by a bear, when one turned to the other and said, “I just realized that I don’t need to outrun the bear; I only need to outrun you.

Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.

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