As much as we can believe life is not a competition, a contest against others, getting ahead of the field is perhaps a natural instinct we give in to from time to time.
How we attempt to push ourselves in front will depend on many factors. If we are referring to a question in which the outcome is linked to a ‘first come, first served’ basis, the way we operate might indeed take on a competitive feel.
Alternatively, there will occasions when collaboration is the order of the day and getting ahead of the field becomes a question of giving our all to assist the team in achieving a positive and possibly winning result for all concerned.
The nature of an endeavour impacts on the style and manner of our input. When getting ahead of the field is truly important to us we are invariably able to find hidden stores of energy within ourselves.
For issues related to our personal and professional development, getting ahead of the field may involve us struggling with material not especially to our liking. In these cases, we need to ensure our full attention is given to the undertaking, in any case, to at least give ourselves the chance to acquire additional knowledge.
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