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Is competing with others a bad thing?

By Morongwa Makakane- Makgamatho,

Not necessarily. The problem becomes when you get so obsessed with moving yourself ahead of others by putting them down, tryna lift yourself up at everyone’s expense.

Reality of life is that someone will always be better off than you, someone will always be more beautiful than you, someone will always have better circumstances than you, someone will always have something you don’t have. Putting people down to advance yourself won’t get you to their level, or to get you where you want to get in life.

Looking up to them so that you can improve your situation, by learning at what they are doing, learning what you can apply to change in your life to make it better, not by copying them because our circumstances are different, and certainly NOT trying to change what and how they’re doing, is what will amass the little wins for you, so that you ultimately achieve your dreams and aspirations.

You, and only you, are in control of your life, the decisions and choices you make.

So, focus on YOU. And so, I ask you: What’s holding you back? #itstartswithyou. 

Morongwa Makakane Makgamatho is a Leading Speaker on Personal Change, Author, Organisational Transformation Consultant, Facilitator, and Philanthropist!


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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