Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)
My wife says something similar to this… “We often measure our weakness against other people’s strengths…and end up feeling totally inadequate and discouraged. We would be better served to celebrate the strengths of others and recognize our own unique strengths to better serve the world. When we get caught up in comparing and competing someone will always end up feeling the lesser or the loser.” ~ Rebecca Weisler
So many people set out to beat someone else at something. Then having accomplished this… they stop striving. Seemingly never considering that they may have beaten a low performer or someone who wasn’t even qualified to compete in the first place.
Don’t compare yourself with others… don’t compete against others. Instead … work to do your very best… then seek to better your best… that is how you will become your very best.