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Compete & Detach

Competition is part of life, hardwired in the strands of DNA that make us. It is as natural as gravity, as biological as reproduction, and as physiological as desire.1 When you’re told not to compete, you’re asked to deny a part of yourself. You’re asked to ignore what makes you human . . . and ultimately, what determines your ability to perform on demand and generate one of the most potent energies on the planet—momentum.

Give yourself permission to compete. In this place, the magic happens as you step out of the safe havens of your comfort zone. You brush up against self-inflicted boundaries you took as real and obliterate them. You endure instead of quitting as you unlock a level of performance you hardly knew ...

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