Stop competing against everyone else. If you are a company stop competing against the other companies. If you are an athlete stop competing against everyone else. If you are a student stop competing against the other students.
The only competition is the person you look at in the mirror. Start competing against yourself. Don’t allow some other company, athlete, or student to raise or lower the bar for you.
The way for you to pursue your greatness, the way for you to become the best version of yourself is to start competing against yourself:
every single day
Do everything you can – Strive to become 1% better every single day. Pursue your own greatness.
Don’t allow someone else to raise or lower the bar for you. Start competing against yourself.