“When it comes to your business, your writing, your body, or your body of work, there are always going to be people sprinting ahead of you and lagging behind you. Doesn’t matter. Obsessing over them — and making up stories about them — is just a way of diverting your focus and energy away from where it needs to be. (This is a lesson I keep forgetting — and re-learning.)
“Other people” are not your competitors and they are not your concern. Your only concern is what you can give. You. Right now. What are you capable of giving today?