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banner_jboney_colorCompetition, directly and indirectly is a beautiful thing.

It exposes haters and fakers, challenges slackers and those that have not had to really prove themselves and brings out the best in the realist.

But why do people run away from competition or get mad when others decide to jump in the game.

v19_boney_stepupgameI have had people take my ideas and run with them.  Needless to say, most of the folks that have done this have little to no success.  The primary reason is that it wasn’t their vision.  They were just trying to capitalize on my vision that was provided to me by God.

See, when God gives you a vision, even if somebody else tries to move in that space, it will never work the way it was intended.

Remember Steve Jobs, founder of Apple?

He started Apple and was fired by the folks he brought to the table, who thought they could run the company better. 

What ended up happening? 

They brought him back because it was the vision given to him and no one else could produce like he could and breathe life into that vision.

You need to be challenged to grow. 

Weak people spend more time worrying about their competitors, instead of simply competing.

I love competition because I know who God created me to be.

You can be scared to compete in life.

You can’t be worried about who knows what you got or knows what you plan to do, because if you are called to do it, then no one can do it better than you.

If God gives you the VISION, then God will give you the PROVISION.

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but I say that imitation is someone trying desperately to be you that they will do whatever it takes to do it.

They will lie, cheat and steal to be you and to get what you want.

But check it out!  As much as someone wants to be Michael Jordan, there will only be one.  As much as someone wants to be Denzel Washington, there will only be one.   As much as someone wants to be Leonardo da Vinci, there will only be one.  As much as someone wants to be Jeffrey L. Boney, there will only be one.

I am a competitor for the rest of my life here on Earth and I will be until I take my final breath.

Realistically, I don’t live simply for today.  I live for tomorrow also.

I live to leave a legacy here on the Earth that others can learn from, benefit from and build upon.

Only a real competitor will understand what I am saying.   Everyone else won’t last too long.

What are you worried about?   What are you scared of? 

Man, seriously, who are you?

Where are you in the game of life?

Hopefully….WINNING!!!

Step your game up competitors and leave the wanna-be competitors behind.

Jeffrey L. Boney is the lead staff writer for the Houston Forward Times newspaper, Next Generation Project Fellow and a dynamic, international speaker.  Jeffrey is the Founder and CEO of the Texas Business Alliance and is an experienced entrepreneur and business development strategist. If you would like to request Jeffrey as a speaker, you can reach him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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