Competition is the key to success??
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A wise old saying by Franklin D. Roosevelt “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off“.
It’s really very tough to define the competition. But a competitor can be defined easily, and everyone can find a better competitor if they look in the mirror. Yes, “you are the best competitor to yourself i.e your last performance can give the best competition to you“.
This question can be asked to multiple people and you will receive a variety of different answers because many people perceive competition differently. While many views of competition may be based on experience, it doesn’t mean that they truly understand what being a competitive individual means and what benefits come from it. While considering the competition in an individual’s life, every individual should think about some points and try to answer them.
- Why do they want to compete?
- To whom they want to compete?
- What benefits will they get as a result?
While for some individuals competition is only to satisfy the ego, to satisfy self-status, to beat others, to harm others and this is the condition where an individual competes always with others or the opponents. If they win the competition, they will get ego satisfaction, status satisfaction and reason to move ahead and compete with others and so on. But they won’t be succeeded because their soul is not getting satisfied. And if they lose, then they die every day in loneliness, jealous and in many more insanities.
Some questions must be asked to everyone:
- Why do you need to compete with others, if our last performance and current life are enough to compete with us?
- Why can’t you try to get better in everyday life?
- Why you are trying to beat others if we are not able to beat our situation?
- Why you are creating a mentality that only competing with others or a winner tag can give us satisfaction?
- Why do you need to waste our precious time to think about competitors, instead of can’t we give those times to ourselves?
If my perception is not wrong, then I must say competition is needed to satisfy ourselves, to satisfy our goal, to get some improvements in individual life. Celine Dion said ” I’m not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance“. Every individual should develop such a perception to think and compete with self-performance to get improvements, to build a better themselves and only then, they can be happy with their performance. The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you did your best and you got what you deserve. Only a better performance can give satisfaction full of love and friends.
Conclusion: Competition can not guaranty your success, but if it is a competition with your last performance it will give an improvement, it will draw out a better you. We need to be competitive with our last performance and always try to do better than before, we need to get improvements to be better. Be a role model for everyone by being self-competitor and cooperate with others. It will build a better network and remember “a better network means a better you”.