If, in order for you to win, someone else has to lose, you’re getting life all wrong.
You’re inventing competition where there is none. You’re pretending that there’s one ladder for everybody to climb and only so many rungs. Saddest of all, you’re setting yourself up to ultimately lose, even if you happen to win in the short-term.
The fact is that there is something that only you can offer to the world. And at that thing, whatever it might be, you have no competition. There is nobody better than you. There is nobody more perfectly suited to being you than you. Let that sink in.
Where it matters, there is no competition whatsoever. Never has been. Unless you invent it, that is.