We're all unique, like snowflakes. While we may have some similarities, there is nobody else in this entire world that is just like you or me. We all have our own very unique journey, life experiences, and perceptions. And the world needs more of the special gift that each of us has inside.
I made an assumption that being competitive with other people drove me to be better, but in actuality it distracted me from focusing on my own process. When I compared myself to others I wasn't honoring my own path.