Competition is about winning eventually.
In whatever your field of choosing, you must have the competitive advantage to compete against your competitors.
You can call it a lifestyle-thing, as you need to have the competitive lifestyle all the time in order for you to compete all the time.
You must at the same time like to do it, love to do it, have fun doing it, all good things come from doing it, aside from all the bad things that must come with it.
And also the ending must be justified in the way that it will give you pleasure or happiness or good feeling if you reach the top (or beat the rest).
However all the above mentioned is not the difficult part to understand.
The problem usually is what to choose, which field to choose, what game to play, what career, what business, which direction, and on and on…
As known, the problem is the problem that can only be solved by you and you only.
The platform or the society or the community has their own standard on what is acceptable and what is not.
It is called cumulative effect of decision making. If everyone or majority of the people decide certain things in certain way it is very likely you will be bound by it.
So what is the key point here?
The only important point here is, you are not bound by all those rules in your mind (although physically you are).
Your mind is limitless, and you can go above and beyond what is acceptable by others.
You can choose whatever you prefer, as long as you accept it.
Of course when you are in need of acceptance of others, it is a whole different situation. Then you will be absolutely dependently making decision that you don’t like.
A good way is to see it as competition. Beat them all, and be the best.
If your idea is the better one, there is no reason for you to lose.
They can put you down for a while, but they will fall eventually, because you are better.
Take it as a challenge.
If you have a better idea, go and compete and beat them all!