Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Dedicated to His Divine Grace     A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada                     (Founder Acharya- ISKCON)Secrets...
Agenda  • What is competition?   • Why do we compete?  • How do we handle competition?Secrets of Success              Hand...
What is                     competition?Secrets of Success          Handling Competition
Definition       Rivalry between individuals, groups,        nations or animals for territory or             resources in ...
Human beings compete for        • attention        • wealth        • prestige        • fame etcSecrets of Success         ...
Is competition                      good or                       bad?Secrets of Success                    Handling Compe...
Without competition there              would be no drive for                     excellenceSecrets of Success             ...
Competition is what makes us        work harder            towards our goalsSecrets of Success                      Handli...
Healthy competition is good,                     however…Secrets of Success              Handling Competition
In present times        competition       has gotten to       dangerously         high levelsSecrets of Success      Handl...
Consequences    •     Pressure    •     Frustration    •     Fear    •     Depression    •     Fatigue    •     Self Hatre...
WorkplaceSecrets of Success               Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
EducationSecrets of Success               Handling Competition
Startling facts!Secrets of Success     Handling Competition
90%     of teens show  extreme reluctance    to go to schoolSource: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, AIIMS  Secrets o...
56%     of teen suicides in India are      reported between March  and July (exam stress) every yearSource: Child & Adoles...
Over          150                    students     ended their lives across    the country in March 2008Source: Child & Ado...
Examination related stres                     Suicides or suicidal                      tendencies among                  ...
How do we                     handle competition?                       Few principles                        to rememberS...
Remember        1                           Money and                     Material prosperity don’t                      g...
The happiest countries                          in the world                              Index compiled by               ...
Vanuatu - South Pacific                      Island with very low per                          capita Income              ...
Russia 172                              US 150                                                            Pakistan 112    ...
Interestingly,                     the happiest                     countries are                           not           ...
Material Progress                      HappinessSecrets of Success             Handling Competition
Don’t be too attached to the          2       outcomesSecrets of Success             Handling Competition
According to Bhagavad-gita (18.14),            there are five factors of action:• The place of action [the body]• The perf...
We as a matter                      of duty can put                     sincere efforts &                         endeavor...
Do not be excessively and            obsessively attached to     R.E.S.U.L.T.SSecrets of Success               Handling Co...
God knows          what is best for usSecrets of Success               Handling Competition
Maybe                      so                     Maybe                      notSecrets of Success           Handling Comp...
karmaëy evädhikäras te                   mä phaleñu kadäcana                mä karma-phala-hetur bhür                  mä ...
“You have a right to                     perform your prescribed                      duty, but you are not               ...
“Never consider yourself the          cause of the results of your       activities, and never be attached            to n...
3          Avoid being greedySecrets of Success      Handling Competition
99 ClubSecrets of Success             Handling Competition
Lord Krishna mentions in Bhagavad-Gita   “There are three   gates leading to    this hell – lust,   anger & greed.        ...
Every sane man should give    these up, for they lead to the       degradation of the soul.”                     Bhagavd-G...
GOOSE & GOLDEN EGGSSecrets of Success                     Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
God has provided enough to      satisfy every mans need, but          not every mans greedSecrets of Success            Ha...
“It was like riding a tiger,                        not knowing when to                        get off without being      ...
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Black holeSecrets of Success                Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
We tend to forget that    happiness doesnt come as a     result of getting something          we dont have…Secrets of Succ...
but rather of recognizing          and appreciating          what we do haveSecrets of Success         Handling Competition
4           Do not compareSecrets of Success     Handling Competition
Each one of us have            strengths and weaknessesSecrets of Success              Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
There have been examples           of people with severe deficiencies          and drawbacks, who have excelled           ...
5          Beware of a        bigger demotionSecrets of Success        Handling Competition
We compete to get                      ahead of others                       We all look for                        promot...
Who would                     like to get                     demoted                        ?Secrets of Success          ...
Who would like to                       loose a year                       and repeat                     the same class?S...
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
MAN                        TIGER                 BIRD                       TREE                                BUTTERFLYS...
Competing                     fiercely in this                        world we                       can become           ...
MAN                        TIGER           FISH                 BIRD                       TREE                           ...
BIRTH   DEATHSecrets of Success                   Handling Competition
We have                         failed                     miserably in the                         overall               ...
Secrets of Success   Handling Competition
Summary• Competition is good only as long as it motivates  you. Don’t make it a question of life and death• Avoid being gr...
Q&ASecrets of Success         Handling Competition
Thank YouSecrets of Success       Handling Competition
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  1. 1. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  2. 2. Dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder Acharya- ISKCON)Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  3. 3. Agenda • What is competition? • Why do we compete? • How do we handle competition?Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  4. 4. What is competition?Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  5. 5. Definition Rivalry between individuals, groups, nations or animals for territory or resources in short supplySecrets of Success Handling Competition
  6. 6. Human beings compete for • attention • wealth • prestige • fame etcSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  7. 7. Is competition good or bad?Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  8. 8. Without competition there would be no drive for excellenceSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  9. 9. Competition is what makes us work harder towards our goalsSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  10. 10. Healthy competition is good, however…Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  11. 11. In present times competition has gotten to dangerously high levelsSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  12. 12. Consequences • Pressure • Frustration • Fear • Depression • Fatigue • Self Hatred • Ill temperSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  13. 13. WorkplaceSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  14. 14. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  15. 15. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  16. 16. EducationSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  17. 17. Startling facts!Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  18. 18. 90% of teens show extreme reluctance to go to schoolSource: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, AIIMS Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  19. 19. 56% of teen suicides in India are reported between March and July (exam stress) every yearSource: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, AIIMS Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  20. 20. Over 150 students ended their lives across the country in March 2008Source: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, AIIMS Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  21. 21. Examination related stres Suicides or suicidal tendencies among students tends to peak before class X and XII board exams!Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  22. 22. How do we handle competition? Few principles to rememberSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  23. 23. Remember 1 Money and Material prosperity don’t guarantee happinessSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  24. 24. The happiest countries in the world Index compiled by New Economic FoundationSecrets of Success Survey done in 178 Handling Competition
  25. 25. Vanuatu - South Pacific Island with very low per capita Income 1st RankSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  26. 26. Russia 172 US 150 Pakistan 112 UK 108 India 62 UK US Russia India Pakistan Among 178 nationsSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  27. 27. Interestingly, the happiest countries are not necessarily rich, having high GDPSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  28. 28. Material Progress HappinessSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  29. 29. Don’t be too attached to the 2 outcomesSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  30. 30. According to Bhagavad-gita (18.14), there are five factors of action:• The place of action [the body]• The performer• Various senses• Different kinds of endeavor• The SupersoulSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  31. 31. We as a matter of duty can put sincere efforts & endeavorSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  32. 32. Do not be excessively and obsessively attached to R.E.S.U.L.T.SSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  33. 33. God knows what is best for usSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  34. 34. Maybe so Maybe notSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  35. 35. karmaëy evädhikäras te mä phaleñu kadäcana mä karma-phala-hetur bhür mä te saìgo stv akarmaëi Bhagavd-Gita 16.21 Lord Krishna also says in the Bhagavad-gitaSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  36. 36. “You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action.”Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  37. 37. “Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.”Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  38. 38. 3 Avoid being greedySecrets of Success Handling Competition
  39. 39. 99 ClubSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  40. 40. Lord Krishna mentions in Bhagavad-Gita “There are three gates leading to this hell – lust, anger & greed. Bhagavd-Gita 16.21 Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  41. 41. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul.” Bhagavd-Gita 16.21Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  42. 42. GOOSE & GOLDEN EGGSSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  43. 43. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  44. 44. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  45. 45. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  46. 46. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  47. 47. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  48. 48. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  49. 49. God has provided enough to satisfy every mans need, but not every mans greedSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  50. 50. “It was like riding a tiger, not knowing when to get off without being eaten,” Mr Raju said, describing the fraud.Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  51. 51. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  52. 52. Black holeSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  53. 53. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  54. 54. We tend to forget that happiness doesnt come as a result of getting something we dont have…Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  55. 55. but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do haveSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  56. 56. 4 Do not compareSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  57. 57. Each one of us have strengths and weaknessesSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  58. 58. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  59. 59. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  60. 60. There have been examples of people with severe deficiencies and drawbacks, who have excelled in life Walt Disney Agatha Christie Albert EinsteinSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  61. 61. 5 Beware of a bigger demotionSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  62. 62. We compete to get ahead of others We all look for promotionsSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  63. 63. Who would like to get demoted ?Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  64. 64. Who would like to loose a year and repeat the same class?Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  65. 65. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  66. 66. MAN TIGER BIRD TREE BUTTERFLYSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  67. 67. Competing fiercely in this world we can become CEO of a big multinational companySecrets of Success Handling Competition
  68. 68. MAN TIGER FISH BIRD TREE BUTTERFLYSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  69. 69. BIRTH DEATHSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  70. 70. We have failed miserably in the overall competition ofSecrets of Success life! Handling Competition
  71. 71. Secrets of Success Handling Competition
  72. 72. Summary• Competition is good only as long as it motivates you. Don’t make it a question of life and death• Avoid being greedy & hankering for more and more• Don’t be obsessively attached to the results • Beware of a bigger demotionSecrets of Success Handling Competition
  73. 73. Q&ASecrets of Success Handling Competition
  74. 74. Thank YouSecrets of Success Handling Competition

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