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Competition exists at home, in the local community, in school, in the workplace, in sports - it’s everywhere we go! It’s certainly intrinsic human nature to desire to perform well, to excel, to make something out of themselves, to gain an upper hand and achieve the extraordinary. This is actually a good thing because without competition, life would be stagnant and there will be no progress.

Competition exists at home, in the local community, in school, in the workplace, in sports - it’s everywhere we go! It’s certainly intrinsic human nature to desire to perform well, to excel, to make something out of themselves, to gain an upper hand and achieve the extraordinary. This is actually a good thing because without competition, life would be stagnant and there will be no progress.

 

In the long run, competition makes us better...
It drives innovation.




Dennis Muilenburg

 


The right kind of competitiveness is an important soft skill that one has to learn in order to stay ahead in any industry in the modern world. Healthy and constructive competition is great for holistic personal development. It motivates people to accomplish more, push beyond their limits, be inspired to
improvise and innovate and constantly improve the quality of their work.

 

If you're a true warrior, competition doesn't scare you. 

It makes you better.




Andrew Whitworth, Athlete

 


While competition has a lot of benefits, it may also come with disadvantages when it’s done the wrong way. Focusing on high performance is valuable but when taken to extremes, it somehow tends to drive over-competitiveness that creates a tense atmosphere and disrupts culture development. There’s a fine line between healthy and toxic competition and when that line is crossed, it could lead to tremendous negative impact at various levels. 

 

“You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.”




― Steve Jobs

 


When some people lose a game and are unhappy, angry or upset with the result, they tend to walk away or become aggressive. It can be hard to accept defeat but achieving victory is not the only thing that matters.
There are some competition rules and etiquette that should be followed for everyone to have the best possible experience. We should show respect to our opponent. A simple gesture such as a smile, a pat on the back or a handshake will speak volumes about our character. Good sportsmanship should always be practiced.

Competitions should be fair, friendly and fun. It should not be all about winning, it’s the taking part that counts. It doesn't really matter if you win or lose, what matters most is how you play the game!

 

A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I'm doing. It's not always winning. People, I think, mistake that it's just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me, it's hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, 

and having a good time and having fun.




― Simone Biles, Athlete



The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.




Howard Cosell, Sports Journalist and Author



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No matter how many times you hear this phrase, it never gets old!

 

It may sound very simple but it’s actually a very powerful affirmation that can improve our mindset for any given situation. Our beliefs become our thoughts, and if we constantly think positive thoughts, it becomes more real and can eventually manifest into positive action.

 

Focus on hope and have the confidence that you can overcome any obstacle in your path. Always do your best and have faith that good things will come your way. Do not dwell in the past but learn from it and look ahead into the future.

 

Here are some words of wisdom that can help you leave the bad vibes behind and develop a more optimistic outlook in life. 



“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.”



Oscar Wilde



“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”


“Everything gets better in the end. If it's not better, it's not quite the end.”




Paulo Coelho



“When life brings you to your knees and shakes you to your core can be a time of profound growth where you develop strength you didn't think you had.”




Debbie Hampton



“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”



Helen Keller



“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”



Dalai Lama



“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”




Zig Ziglar



“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.




Anne Frank



 

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Everyone’s ultimate dream is to find a job that relates to their passion and make this passion translate into their skillset. It has always been a hot topic especially among new graduates who are trying to get a foot in the door, but is it really possible for passion and career to align?

To establish your journey to career success, you need to have the right amount of passion and then let it develop as you go along. Envision the kind of life that you want to achieve. If you don’t know what it is yet, try your best to discern it. Sometimes the answer is not always obvious but when you dig deeper, you will uncover it one day. Click here to read more about discovering your true calling.

 

Passion is what gives meaning to our lives. It's what allows us to achieve success beyond our wildest imagination. 

Try to find a career path that you have a passion for.




Henry Samueli

 

Research shows that about 6 out of 10 employees are disengaged and disgruntled in the workplace, thus affecting their productivity and quality of work. One of the main reasons why this is happening is because they are not able to do what they’ve always wanted to do in life, thus, they feel bored, dread Mondays, and get the feeling that they’re “stuck in a rut”.

 

We have to start closing the gap between passion and work! The workplace is where we spend the most time on a daily basis so it has to be a conducive environment where we can enjoy doing what we do best. We need to develop not only a mindset focused on growth, but also on values formation. These values will then shape our mind, improve our behaviour and serve as an excellent guide in the way our thoughts, words, and actions are formed.

 

The path to achieving the ideal career is never simple and was never meant to be simple. But the best part is that whatever path you choose, the effort and hard work that you put into building a career will all be worth it because the hard-earned fruits of your labour will outweigh the difficulties and challenges you experience.

 

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.




Donovan Bailey


If you still haven’t realised what you’re cut out to do, perhaps you need to begin creating ideas wherever you’re planted and run with whatever tools you have at the moment. You don’t have to go anywhere; you can start where you are right now! It’s about time to align your work and passion. Financial security is important but you will feel a million times better if you get to do what makes you happy every day. Steve Jobs once said “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
 

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It’s okay to ask for help

If you’re stuck - ask for help! Try to talk with friends or family and they might be able to help you see the problem in a different way. According to the 2016 Wall Street Journal piece by Saint Louis University researchers, they looked at 414 college students, Those who asked their instructors for help during office hours were more likely to perform better. They call it "activist approach" - if they ever didn't understand something, they would ask teachers or classmates, or seek out other resources for guidance.

Set up your study corner

It’s important to create a suitable ‘study environment’. It must be comfortable, otherwise, it would be a lot harder to get your work done. You can set it up anywhere, but make sure there are fewer distractions.

Be active while studying

Let’s face it… reading whole chapters from a textbook can be pretty boring! Being active while studying means you recall, summarise, sketch and visualise.

Dream Big. Set Goals. Take Action!

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In order to succeed in your chosen field, you need to focus on soft skills development as much as you do on building and improving your hard skills. These type of skills are often neglected because they are deemed unimportant, but they are actually as significant as your technical abilities and expertise.

Here is a list of intrinsic soft skills you need to have in this digital age…

      • Accepts criticism
      • Ability to improvise and innovate
      • Ability to work under pressure
      • Attention to detail
      • Assertiveness
      • Communication skills
      • Competitiveness
      • Consistency
      • Creativity
      • Customer Service
      • Dependability
      • Decision-making skills
      • Empathy
      • Flexibility and Adaptability
      • Friendly personality
      • Independent
      • Integrity
      • Leadership
      • Listening
      • Negotiation
      • Organisation
      • Planning
      • Positive attitude
      • Phone etiquette
      • Presentation skills
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Project management
      • Public speaking
      • Resilience
      • Self-confidence
      • Self-motivated
      • Social Skills
      • Research
      • Resourcefulness
      • Teamwork
      • Time management skills
      • Willingness to learn
      • Writing skills 

 

“Developing the right attitudes and attributes in people – such as resilience, respect, enthusiasm, and creativity – is just as important as academic or technical skills. In an ever more competitive jobs market, it is such qualities that will give our young talent a head start and also allow existing employees to progress to higher-skilled, better-paid roles.”



Neil Carberry

 

 


 

 

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