I wanted to share this video about Derrick Coleman, a Seahawks player who is legally deaf. His story illustrates moving past negativity and criticism (like unappreciative clients, or misperceptions about the value architects bring). I also love that he focused on being his best and didn't worry about comparing himself to others and coming up lacking.
At the root of competition is the desire to constantly concern ourselves with what others have or are doing so that we can assure ourselves that we are better, or plan a strategy to take away from their success. It's a mindset of lack that we all are better off leaving behind. Having vision (and VISION) is the antidote to the vicious cycle that competition creates, it fuels our passion to be OUR best. Operating in our own zone of genius is the space from which we change the world.