Is competitive behavior important for growth and success?
Humans are born with the competitive nature. Since the first man was born on this earth the competition began. What we do not understand is that we should learn to differentiate between positive and negative competitions.
Everyone will love you until you become a competition
Most of us take competition negatively and when we see the disturbing outcomes we develop anticompetition behavior. It is not competition if you find success by destroying others. It is termed as jealousy and this is the behavior we need to avoid.
It is important that you indulge ourselves in positive competition because that is the only way we will succeed. Here are some of the ways how your competitive behavior can help you succeed.
The growth will be unstoppable
Competition leads to growth. However, it is important that you compete with your own self. Competing with others is something that would lead to the development of negative behavior if you're not careful. When you will compete with yourself you will get the following benefits:
- You will try to become a better person then you were before
- Creativity and thinking power will enhance and you will try to work on a project that is better than your previous ones
- Competing with yourself will give you the courage to help others and learn from them.
- You will notice that every new project that you work on will be better than previous one.
If you will look around you will notice that all the successful people are competing with themselves. Let's see what Matthew McConaughey(Interstellar's main actor) has to say about this:
"When I was 15 years old I had a very important person in my life come to me and say:'Who's your hero?'
"I said I don't know, 'I've got to think about that, give me a couple of weeks.'
"I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says: 'Who's your hero?'
"I said, 'I've thought about it - it's me in 10 years!'
"So I turned 25 and that same person came to me and said, 'So are you a hero?'
"I was like, 'Not even close. My hero is me at 35.'
"Every day, every week and every month and every year of my life my hero is always 10 years away.
"I'm never going to be my hero. I'm not going to attain that - I know I'm not. That's just fine with me because it gives me someone to keep on chasing.
You will be ready to take a risk
Competition makes you brave. There are many individuals that like to keep it safe. Once the time of taking the risk has passed and someone else has enjoyed the opportunity all that is left for them is regret.
They wanna see you do good but never better than them.
Remember that when you are not competing everyone will love you. The reason is that you are not a threat to them. The moment you will start competing with yourself your progress will begin and everyone will try to bring you down except those who truly love you.
So stop wasting your time and start taking risks because that is the only way you will succeed.
You will always follow the right path
Competition might sound like a dangerous word but the moment you start competing you will find the right path.
Do what is right not what is easy
You will understand that there is nothing in doing the easy things. You will try something new every time and you will notice that how the world around you will change. You will stop thinking about what others are saying about you. That is the point when your real growth will begin.
Thanks for reading,