Some people are very competitive, even at an early age!
Here is my question to you, the readers: ”Is being the very best the most important thing in life“? After all, do you really think it’s healthy to be as competitive as Tonya Harding (see skating scandal)?
Why I ask this is because I see young kids on my son’s soccer team have different reactions when they lose. Some cry, others yell at their teammates, some quit and some go to other cities to play. The most ironic thing is that after all the little league, supposed superstars take such measures, they often leave a more cohesive team. I believe this is one of the reasons that my son’s team won every game except one this season, and finished by winning the regional soccer championship this past soccer season!
Of course everybody on the team has to be a pretty decent player and play their hardest for that position they play. But without the superstars trying to hog all the glory, the entire team improved as a whole!
The same is true with normal life! You can’t fight a real war being a force of one, no matter what the movies portray (see the character Rambo in “First Blood“)…
So after your investment portfolio, business or whatever in life get to a certain size, it’s a smart move to hire help and/or join networking groups that can offer advice and support (see Yakezie).