Competition is a common thing experienced by humans today even every living thing since ancient times.
In the past, humans and other living things competed to just survive, such as getting food or living space.
Nowadays along with the development of culture, education, technology, and standard of living the area of the competition are getting wider.
The competition is no longer just for survival but extends to personal interests, business, education, and even prestige to get more property and much more.
Students compete to be the best in class and enter favorite universities.
Entrepreneurs compete to win sales.
Workers compete to get good positions at work or just enter into a bona fide company.
The thing to note is how to compete in a healthy and not harmful to each other in ways that are not lawful.
In addition, it is also important to consider how the competition can provide benefits, for all competing parties so as to produce a win-win solution.
What if competition develops into conflict? How do you react?
When competition has developed into conflict or dispute, the thing to consider to solve the problem is to look for or see a nobler common goal.
By realizing that there is a common interest in every competition, we can avoid competition in the direction of widespread conflict.
When we look at both competing sides and find a more noble common goal, disputes can be avoided and can even unite the two parties to synergize in a better direction.
In order to get a broader understanding of the meaning of competition and how to respond to competition, here are a few quotations from public figures as a reference.
Let’s immediately refer to the quotes:
- 1 30 Quotes about Competitions on Success
- 1.1 “Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
- 1.2 “The real lesson comes when the spirit of competition has ended.” ~ Jiddu K.
- 1.3 “The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.” ~ Colin Powell
- 1.4 “Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.” ~ Sam Altman, American entrepreneur
30 Quotes about Competitions on Success
“Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.” ~ Rumi Jalalu’l-Din
“Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.” ~ Criss Jami, Killosophy
“Maintaining focus is the key to success. You should understand your area of competence, your skills, and spend your time and energy there.” ~ Bill Gates
“Comfort, without us realize, will make us less alert and lazy to improve competence.” ~ Maya A.
“Competition is very good, as long as competition is fair. With the competition makes someone try to be better.”
“Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far.” ~ Henry Ford
“Politics is cruel, politics are indeed full of unfair competition. Politics is full of intrigue, politics is a lot of tactics. By all means taken.” ~ Tony Q.R.
“Businessman who run businesses with the concept of serving the public as well as possible will not be afraid to face competition.” ~ James C.Penney
“Hard life full of competition can be overcome with maturity and experience.” ~ Najwa Shihab
“The media just needs a sensation. Sensation to maintain their existence and life in the midst of fierce competition.” ~ Hanum S.Rais
“The real lesson comes when the spirit of competition has ended.” ~ Jiddu K.
“Complaints about the severity of competition are in fact usually only complaints about the lack of ideas.” ~ Walther R.
“How hard is the competition to get a job that suits your dreams.” ~ Arumi E.
“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” ~ Elbert Hubbart
“When you are satisfied with your own simplicity and do not compare or compete with others, then everyone will respect you.” ~ Lao Zu
“If you cannot compete with pious people in increasing charity, then compete with sinners in improving themselves.” ~ Adi Hidayat
“We are not here to compete with each other. We are here to complement each other.” ~ Bill McCartney
“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” ~ Walt Disney
“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.” ~ Michael Jordan
“The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.” ~ Colin Powell
“Competition gives me energy. It keeps me focused.” ~ Conor Mgregor
“My greatest competition is, well, me.” R.Kelly
“Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you’re both engaged in the same business – you know they’re doing something that you aren’t.” ~ Malcolm X.
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Winning isn’t about finishing in first place. It isn’t about beating the others. It is about overcoming yourself. Overcoming your body, your limitations, and your fears. Winning means surpassing yourself and turning your dreams into reality.” ~ Kilian Jornet
“If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we’ll turn out all right.” ~ Jeff Bezos
“Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.” ~ Sam Altman, American entrepreneur
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus, Shell Oil
“Without the spur of competition we’d loaf out our life.” ~ Arnold Glasow, American businessman