Here’s a few competition quotes for those in business…or just in the business of life.
Enjoy the successes that you have, and don’t be too hard on yourself when you don’t do well. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. Just relax and enjoy it. -Patty Sheehan
I don’t care how good you play; you can find somebody who can beat you. And I don’t care how bad you play; you can find somebody you can beat. -Harvey Penick
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. -W. L. Sheldon, 1897 (verified on QuoteInvestigator)
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. -Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts. -Earl Campbell
Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else. -William Saroyan (1908-1981)
A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It’s all a matter of pride. -Nancy Lopez
Once you’re physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental. -Patti Johnson
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. -Arie de Geus
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war. -Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents. -William Shakespeare
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses. -Paul Westphal
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you’ll be sick. -George Leonard
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed; there’s so little competition. -Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor. -Edward Hoagland
Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity. -Daniel Burrus
Thank God for competition. When our competitors upset our plans or outdo our designs, they open infinite possibilities of our own work to us. -Gil Atkinson
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot. -Dean Smith
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. -Ovid (BC43-18AD)
The time your game is most vulnerable is when you’re ahead, never let up. -Rod Laver
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave…win or lose. -Gordie Howe
Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one. -Bill Bradley
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. -Fran Tarkenton
I don’t compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history. -Al Oerter
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. -Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
My hat’s in the ring. The fight is on and I’m stripped to the buff. -Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him. -Luther Lassiter
The Law of Win/Win says, “Let’s not do it your way or my way; let’s do it the best way. -Greg Anderson
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