Competition is a perception game; it is tough or not, it depends on us only and how we perceive. What does it mean to be the best? It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that? He is a loser—that’s why he is number two.
Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose, real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but learning with competition which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Competition is a rude yet effective motivation. Even in the face of massive competition, don’t think about the competition. Literally don’t think about other competitive candidates who are taking exams.
Every time you are taking exam preparation and you are tempted to talk about a competitor, replace that thought with one about your SWOT feedback on mock tests. Just think about the speed and time with accuracy in exam.
Author: MBA Rendezvous