For me it depends on the circumstance. For example, in ball hockey I have to be competitive otherwise I'm just a push over. The difference about this league compared to others that I've played in is that due to the fact of my size and height I'm not the biggest guy out there. In other leagues that I've played in the height and size factor was never a problem. However, due to playing against those who may be two to three years older than myself I'm forced to take on guys roughly twice my size. In most cases I'm able to take on and defeat players when it comes to both stick handling and fore checking. Now, if I wasn't competitive these players would easily walk over me with no problem whatsoever. Now even though I may be quite competitive I don't let the games get to me. Whether we win or lose doesn't really matter to me. Just as long as I play a good game I'll be pleased with my play. Whereas some others let the win/loss factor of a game get to them.