Zig Zigler once said, "You can have everything in life you want if you just give enough other people what they want."
It didn't take all that many words, but it speaks volumes. The simplicity of the statement is in its truth. When you help other people get what they want, what you want will come to you. Does that sounds like the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?"
What about the Biblical, "You reap what you sow?"
And what is the principle of karma but the cycle of cause and effect that says if you do good things, good things happen to you.
Given what we know about the Law of Attraction, the highest vibration in the universe is the feeling of gratitude. If we take that a step further, gratitude leads to a lack of competition. Competition, while good in sports, can be a karmic killer in the real world, if you are seeking a positive result in your own life. Competition leads to the thought that your house, car or children have to be bigger, better, stronger or faster than your neighbor.
But do they really? Why wouldn't we all help each other and raise everyone's consciousness and state of being. What kind of world would we have where we all worked together to make our cars more fuel efficient or our houses kept up with repairs or all worked to have smart, healthy kids?
Somewhere inside of all of us, we know the form we currently occupy is transitional at best. When we've moved to the next plane of existence, be it heaven or some interim as yet unforeseen, will it matter that the neighbor's pool was Olympic sized where yours was really your bathtub?
Are you competing to live a better life than the next person? If so, ask yourself why.