We are probably all guilty at some point of comparing ourselves to another business.
At some point you will face competition.
And the desire to make it becomes all to strong and we just have to find out what the opposition is doing.
But should we.
Well, the opposition might be doing something you aren’t.
And it is true that sometimes what they are doing is the exact reason why you are failing.
However, the way I see it is that if you don’t understand what the opposition is doing and why they are doing it on top of everything else then what are you doing paying attention to it?
Sometimes, it is the combination of what your opposition is doing that makes the opposition what it is.
And, what you see is most likely only the tip of the iceberg.
The hard work into making a company is never what you see. It is the end product.
You don’t look at all the programmers, physicists, and mathematics behind an Apple Product.
You just buy the product.
Do I pay attention to the opposition?
Yes, they are my teachers.
But, I never pay attention to their success.
My success is my own. Not my oppositions.
Let them be the star that points me north.