Competition leads to Progress
Often a healthy competition is a good catalyst for
progress and hence positively leads to progress. Usually some competition is formed among a group of students in the same league
or among multiple organizations for marketing and sales. Healthy competition
is good whereas unhealthy, cheating or biased competition does not result in
progress. When we mean progress, we mean progress of the ensemble or the whole society that includes the competing entities or persons.
A person performs up to the level that is needed at that moment. But, when there is a competition, one tries to exceed his/her
own earlier performance to display the best. The person tries to
extend own capabilities in order to win and earn fame or money. In a
normal performance situation, this drive or incentive does not exist.
Hence there is no motivation to perform better.
Further, in some situations competition means survival of the
person in a field. So the person tries to go to the maximum extent to perform
and brings out more than ever. Without a healthy competition, the person
may maintain the same or below normal performance level.
Unhealthy competition in a market may result in small
organizations to close. The big organizations can use their influence and
high capital to force products of small local organization's products out of
Nowadays, in individual and organizational competitions, there
seems to be a lot of unhealthy competition. Influential and strong
persons and strong organizations are having unequal capabilities and
opportunities in competitions. Hence, the progress in today's world
is not so good as expected. The progress some times results in increases of imbalances.