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To Be Competitive, Build Your Competence - Sadhguru

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Questioner: Namaskaram Sadhguru.

So, I’m seeing that the idea of competition is so much ingrained in our minds,

not even at the school level,

but even at the Post Graduate level or any aspect of our lives,

that it creates a lot of unnecessary stress.

So, what can be really done about this?

Sadhguru: (Laughs) Competition is a good thing.

If you’re incompetent and you’re in a competition, you will feel stressed (Laughter/Applause).

So (Laughs)

if you want to be in a competitive situation,

the thing is you have to work on your competence.

Right now, the problem is

you’re tweaking your desire,

you’re not tweaking your competence.

This is what has to happen –

that we must teach children to tweak their competence,

not their desire.

We are calling this ambition,

we’re calling this goal oriented-ness.

Ambition means what?

You tweaked up your desire. You’ll suffer, invariably.