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What has cockiness and comparison ever gotten you?


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In another video from Motivation District, viewers are introduced to the importance of focusing on themselves. Jocko Willink- author and retired Navy Seal - narrates this video. Throughout the video, Willink encourages his audience to avoid comparing themselves to others. While in some cases this comparison may motivate some to work harder at their craft, it is much more important to keep their focus inward and become the best individual they can be. Comparison to others is a slippery slope, and if we trip up, we will find ourselves in a never-ending spiral of disappointment. Because of this, Willink encourages his listeners to shift their focus inward. 

No matter what our expertise may be in, there will always be someone better in that area or another. If we are great at running, there will be people faster at running or swimming. Instead of comparing ourselves to others, the narrator encourages viewers to focus on the best part(s) of themselves. Shifting our time and energy into these areas will allow us to foster these traits and continue their development. Success is not necessarily defined as being the best at something. To some, continual growth in itself is success. Through self-development, we can become sources of strength for those around us as well. 

In addition to this, Willink warns his audience to remain humble throughout their journey. Life is latent with humbling experiences. Even the most successful individuals have overcome their fair share of obstacles. Jocko extends this discussion further by questioning, “what does cockiness get you?” More often than not, this type of attitude can lead to a decline in an individual’s quality of work, decrease their personal growth, and has the potential to create laziness. Staying humble and focusing on personal growth will help keep you on top of your game. 

This video is a must-watch because of the multitude of lessons and methods it contains. This video can be accessed below: 


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