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In yoga, you’ll often hear the instructor remind the class to stay focused on their own yoga practices and not on what everyone else is or isn’t doing. It’s great advice, especially as you catch sight of your neighbor balancing his entire body on just his forearm. Everyone’s yoga practice will look different and that’s a reality to embrace, not shy away from. Some bodies are made to stretch and bend in certain ways, while others never will or may not do so right away. The goal is to focus on listening to your body with all its limitations and possibilities, instead of wasting time with comparison games.
Similarly, in business it can be all too tempting to pay excessive attention to what your competitors are doing or what you’re reading you should be doing, even when these actions might not be best for your business right now. Here are a few examples that come to mind:
What do you think? How have you seen comparison games impact your business? How are you learning to focus on your business instead of all the competition?