The moment you’ve measured your success against someone else, you’ve lost. If they’re doing better than you, all you can think about is how good they are doing and how poorly you hold up to them. If they are doing worse off than you, then it’s easy to fall pray to your abilities and be overconfident or complacent.
The greatest measurement of success is comparing who you were to who you are, and to who you are to who you want to be. Hating who you were isn’t going to change who you are. And who you are doesn’t define you, it’s who you want to be, and whether or not you act on that desire.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursing,
— Josh Waggoner