You’re taught from a young age to compare yourself with peers, so it’s normal to derive your sense of self-worth in relation to others. But that comparison isn’t accurate. The people you evaluate yourself against haven’t had the same opportunities and aren’t endowed with the same natural abilities as you, so their performance level has very little to do with yours. It’s fine to want to improve your ability — just don’t be a prisoner of comparison. There’s only one person it ever makes sense to compare yourself with…

You.

Steve and Jarl