Ryan Hall teaching us the value of competing in tournaments and testing your skill.
If you conduct yourself the right way, you prepare properly you train hard and then win lose or draw you deal with the results, and that I believe is the real benefit of competition if approached properly
One quote that everyone should think about:
If you search for freedom, you become a slave to your own desires, ironically. But if you search for discipline, you find liberty, in the long-run.