yes. People work best when they have to compete and they want to compete. **Conditions apply**
Obviously there have to be reasons to compete. People give their best when they have someone better around and they are jealous or they just want to prove themselves etc…there can be many reasons (may be fighting for a girl who prefers a winner :P)
The above mentioned reasons create a separate drive for you to work at your fullest or even beyond and give your best shot and, if you really did you shall win. condition apply
Things are not that happening around with no competitors around in whatever you do. Monopoly is no fun. So go wake up and get yourself some competition and then everything is fair in LOVE and WAR.
To end this, do read On being second..