A survey claims that, when players are free from the pressure of the competition, they will play just for enjoyment, which is definitely not miles away from success. Being in the game in good spirit is a big achievement; you learn new techniques, physical skills and have fun while acting into the situation.
A competition free environment will provide a stress free environment and a zeal for new learning. Losing a game can actually demotivate a person to move forward if they care much for it.
There are more professional athletes like Rafael Nadal – whose enjoyment of different sports was such that he had to choose between tennis and football at the age of 12 – than Andre Agassi, who, pressured by his father throughout his childhood, prospered as a tennis player despite coming to hate the game.
Even the compulsion of winning a game online, has reduced. Customized shooting games online are played just for maintaining a good kill/death ratio.
Gradually, people are losing the passion for winning the match. One of the reasons in this case, could be, that they are obsessed with the idea of ranking-up system, especially in games like the #Doom.
Well, in this case too, we will provide a positive side; if you are not engaged with the concept of winning or even trying to do so, you can easily get over your addiction of these computer and internet games, which will eventually save you a lot of precious time.
It will keep you in good mental health, if you just play for fun, and not bang your fists on the keyboard or touchscreen, once you take a wrong path while playing #Asphalt.
However, this indifferent attitude towards being a winner cannot go without criticism.
Well it is good to be easy going, but casualty? Is it a good characteristic trait?
A video game will not determine your life, however, if you are a professional sportsman, your attitude will determine your fate, your career.
Especially, in sports like wrestling, boxing, martial arts or mere street fight, if you feel it is ok to lose, you might get trampled under the prowess of your opponent. Also in life situations, where you need to fight out a bunch of goons, you won’t be guided by any ring, or any set pattern of rules; there if you feel it is ok to lose, you might get killed.
Sports is a competitive game, and it gets included in school curriculum, to teach children the importance of maintaining a healthy competition throughout their life. If you remove this quotient, sports will be nothing but a child’s play.
For e.g. if a child knows that earning a good grade is not important, why will he/she then study at all; he/she will rather choose to play for most of the working hours in order to enjoy. If failing is alright, then why should someone work hard to pass with above average rank?
We do acknowledge Rudyard Kipling’s promise of the earth, where we bear and ‘triumph and disaster’ with equal grace, however, that is an Utopian existence, which doesn’t come real; and we cannot forget the Darwinin rule of survival of the fittest; well I do not literally mean that you should do everything you can (like beg, borrow, steal or kill) to be successful, but maintaining a healthy competitive spirit within self is not that bad.
It acts as a kind of motivation towards hard work.
Again. The balance is very important; while in a game, a person should keep up with team spirit and follow the regulations in order to gain a fair win. He/she should not be tied down with the burden of winning; it should not be a compulsion, but a wish and a need.
Winning a game should be a reward not something that needs to snatched at any cost. Vengeance and wicked strategies can affect negatively on the mind, and also consequentially affect the sportsman spirit within an individual.
Excessive pressure can be the cause of anxiety, tension and stress which can make you physically unfit for a game.
Hence it is important to remember, that win and lose are part of a game; you work hard towards a fair win, you give your best, but maintain a balance, keep to a healthy lifestyle, be happy with your work or sport, whatever you do, enjoy doing it, in order to achieve success.