Winning is not a goal worth setting

Posted on August 12, 2012. Filed under: startups, venture capital |

To win is not a goal worth setting.  There is no depth to the pursuit of victory. No purpose.  I do not deny the motivational power of competition, but as an entity it is surface level and temporal.  Victory is the result, but not the purpose.  If you are not driven by something deeper than competition, with victory will come emptiness…guaranteed.  So what do you do in the emptiness but ask why?  I believe competition and the will to win is a meaningful accelerant to a well-defined goal, but it is a crutch…an aid to an inner drive that is less developed than it could be.  If you see me and you want to beat me, I get it…but you are delusional if you think surpassing me is going to fill the emptiness in yourself.  Both victory and defeat are mirrors…but see your self without either…and perpetually…that is truly a goal worth achieving.

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