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Competition



While competition can be a fun method of inner motivation and an excellent bonding opportunity, it can also often provoke unhealthy self-comparison, hostility, fear, and low self-esteem. And when our competitive success determines our access to emotional, financial, or even physical resources, we can be driven to act against our values or even seek to harm others. Finding a way to keep ourselves centered, whole, and in balance under intense competitive pressure can be a struggle, but if we can find our way through, we can use competitive situations to challenge ourselves to reach new heights—and depths.

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How to Stop Comparing and Start Competing | Brett Ledbetter | TEDxGatewayArch

Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others? This talk uncovers how some of the top performers (Kanye West, Abby Wambach, and Mike Krzyzewski) approach competition that takes them to a higher (and healthier) level. Brett Ledbetter specializes in human performance and team cohesion.

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Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently

A fascinating look at how men and women approach competition both on and off the court. Noted author and lecturer Kathleen J. DeBoer first examines many of the non-physical differences between the sexes (their values and fears, conversation, behavior, psychological adjustment, etc.

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The Psychology of Competition

How competitions can lead you to do the right thing for the wrong reason.

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FindCenterPride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. . . . It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.

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#30 Margaret Heffernan: Collaboration and Competition

I’m joined by speaker, international executive and five-time author Margaret Heffernan.

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The Psychology of Competitiveness - What Psychology Says About Competitiveness

Competitiveness is something psychologist have been interested in for decades. understanding what motivates people to compete and what makes them continue to be competitive over long periods of time goes a long way in helping psychologists understand more about human nature.

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Yes, You Can Be Too Competitive. Here’s Why, and How to Stop.

It makes me wonder: Is competition a good thing? Are competitive people happy? And is being competitive good for individuals or, for that matter, society? With top competitive athletes such as gymnastics’ Simone Biles, tennis’s Naomi Osaka and football’s Richard Sherman talking openly about...

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FindCenterNostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.

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What Drives Us to Be Competitive? | Claire Lauterbach | TEDxYouth@MBJH

Competition: Does it make you better or bitter? Claire explores the intrinsic nature of competition and its impact on perceptions of ourselves and relationships with others. Claire Lauterbach is an eighth-grade student at Mountain Brook Junior High and a member of the MBJH TEDEd Club.

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Dealing with Workplace Competition

Kevin Traynor, with Robert Half Finance & Accounting, joins us with tips on how to handle an overly competitive workplace.

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