it feels great to win head-to-head. knowing you got the best of your competition. you were smart enough, fast enough, and fit enough to outlast them. you got your name in the papers, you’re trending, and everyone wants to be like you and wear the same kind of shirts you wear.

but what’s even better than that is the feeling of working together with your competition. combining efforts to meet a common goal. bringing together the smartest of the smart, the fastest of the fast, and fittest of the fit to transform the world. it’s not as glamorous, and not as conducive to going viral. but the best part about winning together is that there is no loser.

you can have your cake and eat it too. you just have to be willing to share.