A small conversation:
Mr. A to Mr. X : Mr. X you have scored 3rd place in the competition. Are you happy with your performance? What do you think about competition?
Mr. X’s Reply: I missed the top place. I wanted to be number 1. I am not happy. The reason for my unhappiness is that this time also Mr. Y took the first place I wanted to beat him this time. For me competition is beating Mr. Y to take the first place.
Mr. A to Mr. Y: Mr. Y you have scored the top position? Are you happy with your performance? What do you think of competition?
Mr. Y’s reply: I am happy that I topped the competition but, I realize that this is the start of my journey. Competition for me is all internal. I think I have to compete with the best of myself and I have to compete for perfection.
Mr. A to Mr. Z: Mr. Z you have scored second place in the competition. Are you happy? What do you think about competition?
Mr. Z’s reply: I am not that happy with the result. The reason being I have not been able to give the best of myself. I still have to work hard. I will be happy and satisfied the day I feel I have done justice to myself by giving the best of me. Competition for me is competing for cent percent results. It is not about people, it is about the best of me and the cent percent of the competition.
So, what do all of you think about competition? Does competition for you mean beating X , Y or Z or does it mean to compete with the best of yourself and for the cent percent results?
Give this a thought – Healthy way of competing is competing with the best of oneself and for the cent percent results. Challenging oneself paves the way for success. People who look externally for competition are looking for external factors for
igniting the fire of success within them.