The Whoever Has the Most Toys Game is Un-Winnable
Playing the “whoever has the most toys wins” game is un-winnable. It is predicated on other’s approval no matter how effectively you are playing, so even if you succeed you lose. It is never ending.
Much of our attention can go into very superficial things. This can leave us feeling inferior and cause us to withdraw from life to some degree, which leads to diminished results. For example, the 55-year old executive who has been downsized one too many times allows his replacement, someone with less than half his experience who is willing to do the same job for half the pay, take his job and his self esteem. He then goes for interviews, but each time the job goes to the younger person who is willing to work for less. Or the guy or girl that goes to bars night after night trying to meet someone, but there always seems to be someone there who is better looking or more outgoing that gets the girl or guy they have their eyes on. They hesitate because they believe they don’t measure up, regardless of whether this is accurate or not.
Personal development is our business and our life.
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.