I understand why individuals – and teams – set out to be the best.

If you’re going to play, I believe you ought to play to WIN!

However, be careful: Competition is not just about beating others to become THE best.  Rather, it is about leveraging the skills, talent, and ability of those you compete with to be YOUR best.

Being THE best is relative.  It just means you beat the people, or teams, around you.  (And they might stink!)

Don’t settle for being THE best.  Push yourself to be YOUR best.