The sky is large enough for all birds to fly.
A bird is an animal and generally animals are said to have lower IQs than humans but you don’t see a bird trying to bring down another bird just because it wants to fly. Instead, you see them flying TOGETHER like this.
So there really is no need trying to tear another person down because you want to get up.
An employee is cooking up stories because she wants to get on the good side of the boss.
You see a business woman in one trade rubbishing and bad mouthing another business woman in the same trade because she wants to convert her customers.
I posted a link to a blogger on my WhatsApp status, and someone is saying to me. You’re a budding blogger, and you are posting the post of another blogger that is already established don’t you think this would make people move their attention from you to her. And 2 things I said. My ardent followers would always be my followers and would always read my posts and if they’re porting then it means I need to up my game and create better content.
Every seeming competition you have should be seen as a motivation to do better and not as an enemy you need to fight. Because on the long run you spend so much time and energy trying to bring the person down that your own work and progress is neglected.
Someone made this point; If others are trying to floor you and so you have to do the same to show you’re not stupid. But what I’d say is an eye for an eye makes the whole city blind. You can never go wrong with kindness. Let them try and let your work speak for you.
Live and let live. The more united we are, the better we work and the more we bring to the table.