When we finish school or graduate from university, we tend to compare our progress with our peers. We become competitive trying to achieve what they achieve.
This is nothing but a path to jealousy.
This is a distorted view because the real competitor is not our peers. The real competitor is the pro in our field of work.
If I am a designer, my competitor is the best professional designer out there. I’m competing him/her.
If I want to improve that’s the competition I should subscribe.
When you subscribe to that competition you compete with yourself to be better, do better. To be better than last month. That’s a worthy opponent, not your batch mate.