Life Is Not A Race
There will always be someone who makes more money than you do. There will always be someone who is better looking than you are. There will always be someone who is more talented than you are. There will always be someone who is luckier than you are. There will always be someone who is smarter than you are. Be it money, looks, intelligence, social status, material possessions, circumstances, or anything else, there will always be someone who has more of everything.
It does not matter.
You see, I learned a long time ago that life is not a race against other people. Life is a competition with yourself. One of the greatest achievements in life is to outperform yourself and to live your greatest life possible. For me, life is an endless quest to evolve into the best version of ourselves. What matters most is the love in our hearts and the fire in our bellies. Greatness lives in all of us. It really does. However, we must all find what it is that ignites our souls and we must suffer for our dreams. In our suffering, we will discover our greatness. #WeAreONE
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 150+ countries around the world. He is also the star of the Asian edition of The Apprentice, the award-winning, global reality TV series. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. Sityodtong was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “2nd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Inducted recently into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, Sityodtong is a Kru in Muay Thai and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.