I donâ€™t have it in me. Iâ€™m not the kind of guy to stick a knife in someoneâ€™s back to get ahead. This doesnâ€™t mean I donâ€™t like to succeed; I do, and I have. Iâ€™m aggressive when I have to be. I speak my mind while doing my best to not let others run over me. Ultimately I choose to succeed based on my actions alone, not by harming someone else. Thatâ€™s weak. As the recession drags on, be strong. Try every trick in your bag. Be aggressive. Be creative. Donâ€™t be surprised, however, to find yourself or others doing things not normally seen during a healthier economy. When backed into a corner, or when facing dwindling resources, humans â€“ and animals â€“ will do almost anything to survive. Just remember youâ€™re not an animal, so donâ€™t act like one. You still need to look at yourself in the mirror every day. Most likely all of us have had experience with cut-throat competitors. You know who they are, so keep your eye on them. That's easy. The difficult task is spotting those you donâ€™t expect to stab you in the back â€“ sometimes right in front of your face. Be on guard, because they could be lurking closer than you know. And if youâ€™re stabbed in the back, be cool. Remove the knife, clean your wound and use your anger to feed a fire in your belly that drives you to succeed by overcoming the actions of weak individuals. Be the bigger person and succeed with pride. Youâ€™ll be happier for doing so.