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Day 1725 – Outpace the Competition – Daily Wisdom
30th August 2021 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1725 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

Outpace the Competition – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1725 of our Trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.

Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Proverbs 16:16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:

Today’s quote is from Ovid, and it is: A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

Outpace The Competition

In nearly all areas of life, competition is beneficial for you, to the person(s) you are competing with and whatever you are pursuing and the product you are making or marketing. Knowing that we have to go head-to-head with another person for a position, client, sporting event, or other pursuits in life will allow us to try harder, perform better, and succeed in the goals we are trying to achieve. In addition, competing will make the activity even more enjoyable. When others determine the level of achievement we are competing with, it raises the stakes for everyone involved. It will allow teams or individuals to try harder and excel in sporting events. It will enable manufacturers of products to produce better and even new products. Finally, it will force better performance within any organization.  I don’t believe we are doing children a favor when we take out competition from events because they will be expected to compete when they are adults. It is acceptable to recognize participants, but there should also be rewards for those who excel. It is not a matter of whether you are better than someone else; it is a matter of utilizing your God-given potential to your greatest potential for you. Competition helps to make sure we are doing our best for God’s glory. We may not win when we compete, but it has proven to be effective if it forces us to do and be better than we would have otherwise. Compete well, and give God the glory for the outcome, no matter what the result.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.’

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Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.

As we take this Trek together, let us always:

  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!