Our resources — land, industries, oil, etc. — are limited. But our desires for the finished product of those resources, are unlimited. We want better and more housing, better and more materials, better and more of practicality everything. This is life and what it offers. Life itself is a competition that only the champion triumphs. This is just an indication that competition among the happenings of life is inevitable.
“Ultracompetitive people, who always need to win, end up enjoying things less. If they lose they are very disappointed, and if they win it’s what they expected would happen anyway. Competitiveness can preclude life satisfaction because no accomplishment can prove sufficient and failures are particularly devastating. Ultra competitive people rate their successes with lower marks than some people rate their failures.”–Thurman 1981.
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Competition in business is the rivalry among sellers trying to achieve such goals as increasing profits, market share, and sales volume by varying the elements of the marketing mix, price, product, distribution, and promotion.
Competition exists in every field and it is an incentive to progress. Little wonder why Hercher Hoover said, “Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer but is the incentive to progress.”
Why people lose and how to win in a competition
Ultra competition is having an extreme, irrational zeal or enthusiasm for a specific cause. The highest competition should be with yourself. Don’t look to follow others or pull them down. Plan to test your own boundaries. Remember; “The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and have gotten the most out of what you had to give”–Howard Cosell.
A competitor will be aware of his/her check and balances but an ultra competitor will be overwhelmed by it. He drafts plans every now and then. Believe me you, the best planner you can ever imagine are these people. They are the futurist demi-god. They have more than enough plans but they often forget the word “check” in business.
“Check” is a control or limit of business. “Check” categorically say when a business grows and otherwise. Leaving “check and balances” in business is like filling a basket with water. No wonder, Thurman said they end up enjoying things less.
Loss has long been identified with entrepreneurship. Hardly will you come about the definition of entrepreneurship without encountering this word. Loss has been identified as an inevitable aspect of it though it is encouraged to be controlled. An ultra competitor becomes disappointed when he encounters loss and disappointment, it delivers a wrecking blow.
“Competitiveness can preclude life satisfaction and ultra competitive person’s rate their successes with lower marks.”
No single person can give you the soothing balm than yourself and do not deny yourself of it. No one gets it all and this is one of the reasons why you have to be sufficient with yourself. A Jack of all plans is a slave of the check.
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Do you imagine this inner satisfaction of planning to do something and achieving it? Nothing gladdens the heart than this. Why then do you deny yourself if it?
“The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way”. Diligence is expected of you as a competitor. Don’t be an ultra competitor in other for you to set your own path, invest in your own method and find a new way.