Have you EVER had to deal with someone who tried to make themselves relevant? or tried to get attention? or tried to be your friend because they were too afraid to be your enemy? Overall, they just worried about YOU but shouldn't be. *LOL*
Listen, allow me to break it down... Everybody loves name brand things such as Nike, Neiman Marcus, MAC Cosmetics, Gucci etc... If we carefully look over the facts, we'll all understand the basics. ALL the top name brands are all successful because they knew their potential and their soon to be worth!!! Once you as an individual realize your potential and worth, you won't have time to focus on someone else's journey. Consistently, you find yourself trying to figure out another person's strategies or next move. Let me tell you right now... S T O P! You spend so much energy trying to see what someone else is doing that you lose focus on what YOUR goal is.... Also, keep in mind that your goals are rarely the same as someone else's. With that being said, your levels of success are DIFFERENT! People consistently try to compete or compare themselves with another person but fail to realize that both individuals are on separate paths!
However, if you brand yourself correctly, people will want to be around you or even be like you. There won't be a such thing as competing because you can't compete where you don't QUALIFY! Can I get a "DUUUUUUH!"
Just like designer brands, people fall in love with what they see.. You could be someone's inspiration and not even realize it. With that being said, everyone is NOT going to like and it's OKAY! If every person you run into likes you, someone is lying! It's life though.. *shrugs*
So which one are you? Are you Neiman Marcus? An individual who has tunnel vision and focused on bettering their brand. Orrrrr..
Are you K-mart?
If you are K-Mart currently, it's okay. WORK YOU WAY TO BEING NEIMAN and remember, it takes TIME!