Monday, 4 November 2013

You are your own competition..!

How bad it is to compare you with others?
I would say it is really bad to compare ‘you’ with the ‘others’ because comparing with others will either create a false pride or will lower your self esteem. Both ways are harmful. So far in my life I never had the idea of comparing myself with others (trust me, I mean it). What I do is I take statistics of myself from my past and analyze it thoroughly such that I will use those data to make myself better in the near future. That’s how I was leading my life till now. I’m the King of my World. In the same way, you should be the King/Queen of your World and the others are just aliens to your world. What if you start comparing you with others? It will be like letting intruders (those aliens) into your world who in turn dominate your World. All you’ll be able to see is their success and achievements in your World if you let them in. So it would be better if they stay in their World and taste their success, and you stay in yours achieving what you’re supposed to.

I personally believe that by putting into practice the above mentioned theory, you can eradicate jealousy and hatred. Yes, if you don’t let intruders in, you’ll be safe and happy. In the same way the others will be shining in their World. So when you look at the others from your World all you could do is to appreciate the way they are because they aren’t your competition. When it comes to you, your World will be filled with you and you'll become your own competition. If people start seeing others in this angle, I’m sure there won’t be a factor called ‘jealousy’ entering into picture. Coming to hatred, why should you care about that when they are far apart from your World? 

My theories may sound silly or sometimes funny, but this is what I put into action in my daily life. So far I never had a chance to feel jealous about anything or anyone, and I really feel proud about it. Try not to compare yourself with others at any cost. You are your own competition. 

P.S: There is no specific reason for me to write this article. My inner voice said to me, 'no matter what you've to write this' and I respect that. 

10 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you Ashwin. I try to be the best I can be and I don't worry about competing with anyone else.

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  2. You are right, the only healthy competition is the one we give ourselves.

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  3. well said... and that's what helps us to make the betterment in ourselves. :)

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    1. exactly! we have to find betterment in ourselves everyday

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  4. I don't find your words silly or funny. I find them wise. Thank you for writing your article.

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    1. thanks for your kind words... i'm glad that you found my writing wise :)

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  5. good point. the natural tendency to compare,contend and seek gratification in the security has to be vanquished to reach the state you mentioned.

    Kudos to you that you have been able to cultivate such a balanced attitude..

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