To paraphrase Hemingway, the goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to become better than your former self.
Because the truth is that there’s someone out there who’s better than you at anything you can imagine. It’s just how it is.
You can as competitive as you like, but you’ll only become bitter whenever you’ll be defeated.
The trick is to compete with yourself. To outgrow who you used to be, to push past your own limits and fears.