Someone has rightly said, “If you continuously compete with others you become bitter.” “But if you continuously complete with yourself you become – better.”
People have indulged so much in comparison and competition that they have forgotten what the purpose of life is. Trapped in the imaginary and perceived happiness we are just wasting the precious life we have. One needs right guidance as there is so much chaos and conflict in everyone’s life.

True happiness and peace is found only when an enlightened person awakens one by shaking them from the deep sleep of ignorance by imparting right understanding.
Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan (Self-Realized One) explains how competition is synonymous to a race course. The race in the race course starts when one enters the race to become number one. While running the race to win, everyone dies panting while the prize is awarded to only one. We have run so hard to be sitting on the top, that all the running of countless lives is considered failure and completely worthless! We have gained nothing but miseries in the process. Instead why not run away from this race course! Let people win the prize, or else they will not be able to sleep at night.

When you compete against them, you end up hurting yourself. Instead sit and observe and enjoy. Take it easy. The moment one exits the race course, they attain peace and harmony. If someone is defeated by us, he will harbor jealousy and vengeance. So learn to lose.
Everyone gets the fruits according to the seeds of their karmas – good or bad deeds of the past life. So, accept whatever comes with equanimity, be happy about other people’s gain and appreciate their good qualities. Then you will bind good karmas for next life. Jealousy and comparison binds bad karmas. If you change your way of thinking, ie: have a positive attitude, the same situation will not make you unhappy. Have an attitude that nobody should get hurt by my mind, body and speech.

This is exactly what the Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dadashri, teaches us in a practical and scientific way. Get set on your road to success without competition. : https://www.dadabhagwan.org/path-to-happiness/self-help/competition-in-d...

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.