It is human nature that everyone is in competition knowingly or unknowingly with the people around them. The common reason is they want to be the best and above all. The question is what decides that you are the best – the marks obtained, your performance, your behaviour, your skills and talents or your intelligence. The need is to think what the correct parameters are and who decides that and how important they are in your life. More important is to understand the reason behind the competition.
The few reasons are:
The desire to be in the top and be best all the time
To prove self
Pressure from the family and School
For the placement in good and desired college and university
Job placement in big and successful company
Name and fame in the society and community
Apart from these there may be personal reasons for competition.
Competition is always a motivational factor to perform better. At the same time it is essential to know that do you have a good role model which can decide the parameters of hard work, proper direction to work on while competing? Then it gives the desired results. It helps to rise to a higher level. Competition is motivation as well as insecurity. Few things should be taken care while competing. Pressure of any kind whether from school, family, society is damaging the competition because of these leads to insecurity. This insecurity leads to stress and unreasonable hard work and reduces the passion and interest for studies at times. There is no need to prove yourself to others as they always want something else when you achieve something. It is okay not to be in top all the time as far as you have gathered proper knowledge and your concepts are clear. The best thing is to compete with self becoming better day by day which will make you the best. You are the sole person who knows your strength and weakness so working with self is easy and fruitful. Once you are in the process of competing with self you will always get the desired results and succeed. You can enter your Dream College and university and get satisfying job placement also. Teens is a phase where you are in a mode of designing your future so let competition contribute to motivation and success rather than insecurity.