To me victory is more internal than external.
Sure, winning feels good.
Sure, beating others feels good.
It’s natural to compete and want to win.
But to me victory is more about beating myself than beating others.
Victory is about performing the best I can perform and doing the absolute best I can do.
Victory is about getting everything I have in me out of me.
Victory is being better than I was last time.
Victory is making progress.
Use competition as fuel and motivation, but focus less on beating everybody else and more on being your best self.
You control yourself. You control what you do.