Thought of the Day: If you can’t beat ’em, Join Them — Is that the Final Option?

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You know that saying that goes, “If you can’t beat them, Join them”.

When you are faced with competition in your life, you can do either one of two things:

1) You can succumb to ultimate defeat and become  your competition/enemies footstool if you feel that your adversary is really overwhelmingly powerful and difficult to defeat; or

2) You could retreat for a short time and build a strategy to overcome their skillfull tactics and beat them at their own game.

I’m more of a number 2 kind of gal — I refuse to be defeated. Yes, there are moments where I’ve had to regroup and rethink my strategies to get what I need in life, but I will tell you that if you want to be successful in this cut-throat type of world, there is too much of a price to pay in allowing your competition to steamroll you into a place where they not only take the winnings that is rightfully theirs, but they also take above and beyond and that includes everything that you have worked hard for.

You cannot opt for the Number 1 as a way of life. The Consequence would be disasterous if you do and you will lose everything you’ve worked hard for if you accept defeat so easily.

Life is what you make it and let me tell you that option 2 is a better race to run than option 1, because option two gives you the “I won’t stand defeat as an option” attitude. It’s also the overcomer attitude, the “I won’t let obstacles thwart me from the goal”. Keep in mind that although your competition may seem fast, strong, agile, resourceful and smarter than you,  you definitely have something that can defeat them and that is the “fighting spirit” in you.

Ask yourself, What type of individual are you? Are you a Number 1 or a Number 2? or is there even an alternative to my options?

~~~~Marinate in this thought today.

 

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3 responses to “Thought of the Day: If you can’t beat ’em, Join Them — Is that the Final Option?

  1. I also sign onto the Number 2 option. Much wiser (like that serpent I mentioned in an earlier comment?) and much gentler, somehow. It also leaves room and time for reconciliation.

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