Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, June 25, 2018 07:49:45 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Why you need a rival - the basics of a healthy competition

photo by

By
10th-Nov-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Life Desk  :
It's a competitive world out there, where everyone, right from school going kids to top business tycoons are struggling to get to the top. The cut-throat competition, the stress and the peer pressure can sometimes be crippling, often ending up in worse scenarios making headlines in the tabloids.
But studies suggest that a healthy competition may actually be good for you. Surprised? Read on to know the inside story.
The science behind: The brain works in an amazing way when exposed to healthy competition, specifically co-operative competition. Unlike direct competition, where there is definitely a loser, and it often ends in lower productivity, anger, insecurity and stress, co-operative competition, wherein a team works together, the brain releases chemicals that enhance bonding, pleasure and motivation.
If team strives together to achieve the set goal, the brain internally desires the feel-good-chemicals; the endorphins, which further motivates the individuals of the team and increases their productivity. This kind of inner motivation is extremely beneficial as it is inner motivation that drives people to reach greater heights.
This is true in case of kids too, so the next time you compare your kid's score with his friend's, think again, and instead, encourage team work and group studies.
Quotes to remember: It's not just the science; many famous people have quoted healthy competition to be one of the major driving forces towards success, all tried and tested.
Authors of the bestselling NutureShock: New Thinking about Children, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman buried themselves into decades of research and studies, all on psychology, genetics and neuroscience to shed light to more about how humans respond to pressure.
Their argument in their new book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing stating that competition is crucial, regardless of an individual's performance, validates the fact even further.
Put it to use: Healthy competition is a must to excel, and it's best when started from home. Authors of the book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing have put down these tips for a better healthy competition that may help you succeed.
· Narrow down your opponents. It's best when you stick to one or two close, manageable opponents, which makes your target achievable and boosts your confidence levels.
· Start from home, be it a simple video game or a political discussion. People are more successful when they have the home-field advantage.
· Play to win, not to avoid losing. Trying to avoid losing actually makes you more prone to committing mistakes.
Source: Medindia

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Members of England's rugby league team celebrate a win over New Zealand by raising the Rugby League Football International Challenge Cup on Saturday in Denver. England won 36-18.


International »

First Russia air strikes hit southern Syria as govt assault looms


AFP, Beirut : Russia bombed rebel-held parts of southern Syria late Saturday for the first time since brokering a ceasefire there nearly a year ago, a monitor group said, as allied regime troops prepare a ground assault.Southern Syria is a strategic prize for local and global players involved in the country's ...

International »

Zimbabwe's President narrowly escapes assassination bid


The Washington Post :Zimbabwe's election campaign season took a worrying turn Saturday afternoon when a crude bombing at a speech delivered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared to be an attempt on his life.Mnangagwa had just finished giving a speech in a stadium in Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Bulawayo, when the blast ...

City »

Newly -appointed Nepalese Ambassador Dr Chop Lal Bhusal called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office yesterday.


Editorial »

Fatal accidents are increasing, make roads and highways safe for passengers


TERMING it as the deadliest day, the news media reported that at least 55 people were killed in separate road accidents in different districts across the country on Saturday. Bangladesh Jatri Kallyan Samity said it was the highest number of casualties in a single day in recent times. An 11-member ...

Entertainment »

Richi returns to country tomorrow


Entertainment Report :In last January, popular TV actress Richi Solaiman came to Bangladesh to pass times with her mother and brother by own way. After five months, she is returning to her motherland tomorrow. This time she is coming for several reasons including to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with her mother, to ...

Editorial »

American people rose against inhumanity of Trump`s immigration policy : Trump remains un-American


US President Donald Trump took an U-turn and changed his own policy amid strong protest by American people.  There are huge criticism and outcry in America over the way undocumented parents and children have been kept forcibly apart. He said he changed his mind by seeing images of children who ...

International »

UN Chief appeals for end to fighting in south Syria


AFP, United Nations :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate end to a military escalation in southwest Syria and a return to ceasefire arrangements agreed by Russia, the United States and Jordan.US Ambassador Nikki Haley separately urged Russia to pressure its Syrian ally to uphold the truce. ...

Football »

Nigeria`s John Obi Mikel (left) and Iceland`s Gylfi Sigurdsson compete for the ball during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.


Football »

Portugal's Ruben Dias talks to journalists during a news conference prior the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia on Saturday.


City »

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina inaugurating the newly constructed building of the party's central office by releasing balloons in the city's Bangabandhu Avenue on Saturday.


Entertainment »

Sunny Leone hospitalised


Bollywood star and reality show host Sunny Leone was hospitalised on Thursday. Leone was taken to Brijesh Hospital Kashipur in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand on Thursday after she complained of stomach ache. However, her state was declared satisfactory on Friday morning.The doctor attending her has given the ...

Editorial »

Trump disregards the American core human right values : He is against America`s greatness


The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel vividly face-off US stance in favour of rights violation. National and international news outlets reported that the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, ...

Entertainment »

Kriti Sanon shares glimpses from her IIFA performance


Actress Kriti Sanon took to social media to share glimpses from her upcoming electrifying performance at the IIFA awards. Kriti Sanon who landed in Bangkok on Thursday morning for IIFA wasted no time as she took to rehearsals for her much-awaited performance. Sharing insights into her performances, Kriti Sanon posted ...

Entertainment »

A fan paints a wall with Nidhhi Agerwal’s graffiti art


An ardent fan of Nidhhi Agerwal took to Twitter to share a Graffiti art of the actress painted on a wall. The fan artist painted a wall with the actress’ image giving showcasing his love for Nidhhi. The artist spent a huge amount of time getting every detail right to ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news