If you want to go places – if you want to make things yours or make things happen, if you want to evolve – it all comes down to you. No matter what anyone else is doing.
We’re all so caught up in the lifestyle of competition, prestige, and being better than everyone else, that we forget the fact that competing against others actually won’t get us anywhere.
Because if your mind is focused on being better and having more than someone else, or even focused on someone else having something you want so that you must “beat” them, you’re in the wrong frame of mind. If you keep thinking you must beat someone else or outrun them somehow in order to get ahead, your mind will always be in the place of not enough, or that there’s not enough to go around for everyone – which there actually is. There’s plenty!
The fact that someone else has something doesn’t mean that you’re going to miss out. There’s enough of everything in the universe to go around for all of us, no matter what it is that we want.
So stop competing with others. Other people have nothing to do with your life and what you have and want. Compete with yourself, outrun yourself every time, and you won’t only reach what you’re chasing, but on the way you will also grow as a person.