– Savita Kapoor
Winners build on mistakes; Losers dwell on them.
The present world can be called the world of competition. In every field, one has to clear the competition to prove his or her capability. It allows the person to work hard and to get effective results.
It is human nature that we have to give our best to survive. Similarly, the competition encourages the students to give their best to achieve excellence. What I mean to say is that competition is not just necessary for the learning process, it is itself learning. Education and competition are two universal ingredients of all human cultures. It motivates you to excel beyond what you have accomplished. It helps us to compare our abilities with others and fill in the gaps by working hard. So it teaches us how to be determined and hard-working.
No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of true education should be to unlock that treasure. Competition brings creativity and provides immense knowledge. It also helps us to take chances and risks which is very essential to survive in this competitive world. Our school is a happy place where expectations of parents are high. One of the goals of our educational system should be to prepare students for life outside the classroom. Therefore competition should be there. It provides motivation and shows areas in which student may need to improve.
Since teachers have the responsibilities to give their optimum, they will not work hard but also go out of their ways to make sure that their students enjoy a clear advantage. Students will have to prove their skills amongst each other, prompting them to learn from each other and acquire more skills. It will also boost a hard work ethic amongst the students. Competition can be effective, if it is building the students, not tearing them down. Unhealthy competition can easily affect the morale and confidence. For example, some students feel insecure about their performances.
Moreover, winning is not everything even if you lose, you learn something. When you fall, to rise up again and learn from your failures. Take the example of an ant that it keeps on trying unless it gets success.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.