Principal Consultant, Career OverDrive!
There are two primary, legal and simple ways to win almost any competition and which involves no cheating.
(1) Prepare and then perform better than your competition. This is often very hard which is why so many are reluctant to rely on this.
(2) Brainwash the other competitors, saddling them with emotional and mental blocks.
If you follow the way societies works, including American society, you'll soon see that (2) is most often how those in power, seeking to gain or consolidate power operate.
If you simply disconnect and deprogram yourself from these myths and memes you'll find that success will come faster and easier than ever.