Don’t Fear Competition

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Sportscaster Frank Deford was a young reporter in the New York Yankees' locker room. He observed the legendary newspaper writer, Dick Young, interview a player. He saw Young shouting obscenities into the mike of a radio journalist, who was recording the player’s answers to Young’s insightful questions.

You see, Young was threatened by radio’s ability to now scoop him on his own work.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Competition is about striving for excellence. Dick Young didn’t lose out to radio. His reputation as an analytical sports writer grew as new markets opened to his writing. Don't fear competition; use it to make you even better—in the high calling of our daily work.

The lips of the righteous know what is fitting,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.

(Prov. 10:32)

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