Ever since the inception of life on earth, all organisms are competing with one other for resources. Competition is a law of nature; you can’t escape it. You can only understand it and try to beat it.
What Winners do (Cricket Theory)
1. Study the game — Cricket
Know exactly — what it takes to win
For example — Marks, Grades, Expected Output for your boss, etc.
2. Study the opponent — Bowlers
These are the people/things who will hinder your path.
For example — Illness, Family matters, Finances, etc.
3. Study the competitor — Other Batsmen
Learn from your competitors instead of fearing them
For example — Other aspirants, colleagues, People hitting on your crush.
4. Study the Judge — Umpire
Know who will and how will they decide the winner
For example — Exam pattern and duration, Biases of the Manager, etc.
5. Stay Focused
Even if you get the above 4 right, the results won’t show till you are focused upon winning.
Mistakes Losers do
· Hate the Competitors / Winners
This makes you passive and unable to progress in your own game
· Think there will be only 1 winner
Most competitions have more than 1 winner, try to be one of them if not the very best.
· Blame the system
They believe in a strange concept of equality in which everyone should have everything that is not possible because if everyone is best, no one is best.
· Give up
Life gives you so many chances one after the other. Holding onto one loss and giving up is the worst thing you can do to yourself.
· Choose wrong games
Once you have studied multiple games, opponents, competitors, and judges, you can choose the game that meets your requirements and have a better chance of winning.
For example, if you want to be an engineer and IIT JEE is out of your ability, you can try MAH-CET for Maharashtra engineering colleges.
All the Best for the Competition called Life