It means ‘to go up against in contest.’
Other words that come to mind: challenge, struggle, fight, battle
What creates progress? What is it that enables one company or individual or organization to rise above the others and win?
Someone decided to pick a fight and compete.
They decided to go up against something or someone.
MLK picked a fight.
Lincoln picked a fight.
The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team picked a fight.
The American Red Cross has picked a few fights.
Southwest Airlines also picked a fight.
So has the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has also stood toe to toe, exchanging blows.
Chances are, you know a few people who are starting some fights. My guess is that you can think of a couple things off the top of your head that you have wanted to pick a fight and compete against. A fear? Your finances? Finding a job?
What do you need to pick a fight a with today?