But for achieving that we have to make committed efforts with focus. Even these days if we think of phased progress also, our competitors will go ahead of us. Time is the essence. How quick you are achieving your goal is very important. You should be the front runner. Once you are in the front seat, then you can start competing with yourself and try to improve further and further. But till you reach the top slot you should compete with the person who is ahead of you and see that you will overtake him.
Competing with others is also required because there are many talented and able people who try to overtake take you. You will have wonderful opportunity to learn from them.
Furthermore, whether trying to beat yourself or others self motivation should play a pivotal role in any kind of competition.