Over these past few weeks, I have come to realize who is my biggest competitor in this sense; it's ME. Now this is not anything new, but let me explain:
Andrew and I have spent a lot of time running lately. I don't really like running, but I want to get in shape and be more healthy. Therefore I need to exercise. Every time I start a run my mind and body says "Wouldn't it be so much nicer to just sit at home on the couch and relax. We don't need this." I find that voice pushing me to do more and to be better.
I think that to truly become someone great in this life, regardless of social status, physical health, etc, we need to learn to master our selves. I am learning that this is a day by day and minute by minute struggle that we need to pay close attention to. Giving an inch is like giving a mile. So that is my challenge, to compete with my self and come out the victor.