Compete With Self
Right from childhood we start learning how to compete with others. Parents start comparing siblings. In school, we compete with fellow students. Likewise, in office, we compete with other colleagues. It is just like a war, where one is always fighting to be on the top. In such conditions how can one learn to love ? It does not mean that we should not work for betterment of our performance.
One should compete only with self and always try to improve. These things give more satisfaction and less stress. Comparison and competition are negative emotions and create war rooms.While comparing, if you become number one, you will lose the thrill of doing further progress or if your opponent is so strong, you may lose any enthusiasm to grow. In both situations, one can lead to stagnancy but when you are competing with self, you are always progressing and growing.
5 Tips to compete with self.
1. Set your own targets.
2. Do not envy others progress.
3. Never compare your children and juniors with others unless it’s absolutely necessary.
4. Celebrate your own small successes to get motivated for future goals.
5. Be genuine in appreciating others.
दोहा by अविनाश बागड़े
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