From the start of time competition has been the order of the day, even among blood brothers or sisters, humans generally have this nature of wanting to be the best, especially on things we can't change. I bet if God were to inquire from us how we wanted to be created and what we need him to give to us, I bet most people would rather first find out what their neighbors requested and ensure they asked for better, no one wants to have less. Often time we don't get angry until we meet someone who has better then we get angry out of jealousy. So this world is a place of competition, contentment has to be intentionally built in a person, it doesn't just come naturally.
From the very beginning of time we can see clear pictures of competition, cain and abel, though abel was good but cain wanted that slot of acceptance abel had, even Eve was cajoled to being like God if she ate the apple, and it doesn't stop there, up till date it's still clear and dominant, even you reading have a few things and people you hope to surpass, yes we talk to ourselves to be focused but our subconscious still wanders. Right from our young ages there were always competition, be it in our classes competing for top positions, be it in streets competing for who can play soccer more, or who can play the streets game more, or grown ups competiting for who would steal the heart of the young lady, or the lady finding a way to get the man to love her, or in the offices competiting for who would gain the favour of the boss, or earn the contract, simply put life has competition every where we look, and we need to deal with it.
Knowing how to deal with competition is a useful tool to a successful life. Many don't see the need to bother about competition but that is wrong, we hear to be bothered and treat it urgently. This way we are more at peace. No one ever agree to the fact that someone is their competition as though admitting it would make them lose, this ideology is wrong also. Admitting on competition, not necessary telling the person, but simply admitting it within yourself would help you work intentionally to solving it.
Getting into a place, I already know those who are my likely possible competition, I mean those who can outshine my works and steal the show leaving me at the background. Next I think if there are any reason for a competition, is there any need to see this young man or young lady as a competition, are there any reason for me trying to step up and outshine this person. Sometimes there are absolutely no need to outshine that person except you only want to upgrade yourself, for example in church where everything is voluntarily, no price attached, there should be no need to be active on competition except you only want to upgrade yourself. However we still find competition in churches.
Offices aren't left out, there are always need to step up and beat the competition, lot of reasons in fact. Though we should ensure we go through the right way, the right way because going through dubious means would never last long, in fact going through the wrong route would only lead to a future ruin, surely it would always lead to a road block and more catastrophe should caution not be taken. So best way of dealing with the competition like in places like my workspace is simply to be more hardworking than I was before, top up the game, seek out ways to improve and be better. It's not the easy route but surely the best.
Another thing I look out for is my relationship with the person. Sometimes the person I take for a competition could be so good and accommodating, oh you just can't help loving the person. For such people, they might be building such characters just to gain favour but either way the character is the character and such attitude deserves nothing short of a good act also. Such people I draw close and even learn from them. Build a healthy relationship so symbiotic that you both carry each other along, this way it's no longer as a competition but as team work, here both of you learn from each other and improve.
Some others are very uptight, in fact you see it in their attitude that they are so keen on getting you down, they don't necessarily want your excelling all because of the role you play as its conflicting with theirs, and possibly a threat to their further existence in that place of work. What do you do, as for me it's game on. I stay good, I'm not planning on anything wicked or a blackmail, but its game on, I'm seizing every opportunity to do my best and constantly learn to upgrade. Learn, upgrade, be careful, and waste no opportunity is what I look out for. Well it's because I need to.
What is our priority, its family first, so the job was because I needed to earn to take care of the family, so trying to please someone or trying to get the competition to like you, isn't the way forward. It could be better to focus on the job, bearing in mind there is a competition, a likely competitor who can take your benefits away from you, so you focus and upgrade, seize all opportunities to be better and improve, try so hard not to engage in anything bad or evil. We stay good so that even God can be on our side, all this helps us to win. The main goal is to win right. We work forward to win at last, and we have to win rightly. Dubious means never profits long.
We know who our competitions are, you know them even when you don't tell them so, you know those people who you just wish something bad can happen to, something to get them out of the way, and get your mind at ease. However wishes are not horses so we have to keep seeing their faces from time to time, this often get our hearts racing and our mood angry most times, while we are lost in thoughts, especially in the area of work or relationships. Relationship could be worst cause your imagine goes far, thoughts like "has he gotten another girl", "where is he now", "What is she doing presently?", "could she be at his house now?", what if they are..... oh no", all this bothers our peace, competitions whether we admit it or not, is an issue we should see to resolve soon, or know our stand.
Thanks for reading, stay true to yourself, you're the best.