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The race to the bottom versus the race to the top

Short cuts are tempting. We tell ourselves it’s a more efficient way to get where we want to go. It’s simply a race to the bottom.

What is the race to the bottom

The race to the bottom is an economic term used to describe a “competitive situation where a company, state, or nation attempts to undercut the competition’s prices by sacrificing quality standards or worker safety (often defying regulation), or reducing labor costs.” (Investopedia)

Using this for ourselves. It’s when we lie, choose the easy way instead of the right way, procrastinate, choose fun activities before doing the work. In order to get what we want sooner. So we can look better to others.

The race to the top

The race to the top requires patience and continued effort. It’s long term and the desired option. Continually asking why am I doing this? It’s about making the best choices for you.

Keep your head down and put one foot in front of the other. Over and over. Until you get where you want to be.