Craftsmanship above all

Competition has always been, is and will always be. When you take on any business, prepare for the fact that someone will want to beat you in it and will not even shy away from slandering or digging up dirty laundry for the sake of it. I’ve been through this with my company many times and I will do it more than once in the future. That’s the nature of competition. You have to be prepared in advance for someone to try to destroy you, and the best preparation in this case is to hone your skills. 

All successful people, whether wealthy businesspeople or professionals, are divided into two types: those who strive for heights for rewards and those who simply accept life’s challenges. The first type, as a rule, also subconsciously seeks encouragement and social recognition, which always has some limits. The second type, on the other hand, has no limits, ceilings, and boundaries of possibilities — they can grow continuously and indefinitely. 

If the first type of people works only on achievements they can brag about, the second type enjoys the process, seeing it as a contest. That is why the slightest mistakes morally break the first category of people but toughen the second.

So you have to be the second type to truly achieve something. Your main goal is to develop mastery, enjoy the process of honing it, and move forward for the undertaking itself, not for the sake of the result. When you focus on developing mastery, you experience failure more quickly because you understand that you can’t become a master without making mistakes. You also realize the importance of daily routine because you know that you must perform one action a hundred times to become a pro and two hundred times to be called a master. With this approach to work, your inner energy will never run out, and you will appreciate your successes, clearly see your way, and have no fear of failures or competitors. So breathe in and go forward to perfection!