New Delhi: It is a quite small but a really exciting and interesting fact that many people make numerous attempts to reach a particular goal, but only few of them succeed to achieve that goal. It is a very common, but equally ignored observation, that only a few people achieve their desired aim in life, rest all are either regretting for their failure or are compromising with their situation.
National Basketball Association-
There are many real life incidents which prove this fact, for example, through the 2015-2016 seasons in the National Basketball Association, 20 percent of franchises have won 75.3 percent of the championships. Furthermore, just two franchises the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have won nearly half of all the championships in NBA history. Like Pareto’s pea pods, a few teams account for the majority of the rewards. Similarly, in soccer also, 77 different nations have competed in the World Cup, just three countries—Brazil, Germany, and Italy—have won 13 of the first 20 World Cup tournaments.
Success & Failure Definition-
Why do this happen, that everyone appears for the competition, but only few excel and that too in a consistent manner. We can understand this by using a simple example from nature. Imagine two plants growing side by side. Each day they will compete for sunlight and soil. If one plant can grow just a little bit faster than the other, then it can stretch taller, catch more sunlight, and soak up more rain.
The next day, this additional energy allows the plant to grow even more.This pattern continues until the stronger plant crowds the other out and takes the lion’s share of sunlight, soil, and nutrients. From this advantageous position, the winning plant has a better ability to spread seeds and reproduce, which gives the species an even bigger footprint in the next generation.
This process gets repeated again and again until the plants that are slightly better than the competition dominate the entire forest. What begins as a small advantage gets bigger over time. One plant only needs a slight edge in the beginning to crowd out the competition and take over the entire forest.
Jordan Clarkson – National Basketball Association
Like these plants, numerous people are also competing for the achievement of the same goal. The people having a positive attitude and dedicated and sincere behavior towards their work act like the plant which grew a bit faster in the beginning and started to enjoy the advantageous position from beginning. And that’s why, achieved most of the rewards, while others who practiced casual behavior at the beginning failed to achieve it. ——- Mustafa Sadriwala