My goal is not to be better than anyone else

My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than
I used to be.

In this world there are some people who are super talented, some people can achieve very admirable achievements. There are also people who are not that good.

I used to wonder, what about me, where is my position? How can I get what those elite people get? Will I be happy if I try to be one of them?

Then I realized, my position doesn’t depend on whether someone is better, or worse than me.

My position depends on the frame of reference that I choose. If I choose the reference which is “I, myself” of yesterday, I will hope and expect the “I” in the future to be better than the “I” in the past. I am improving day by day, in my own way.

I feel happiness and relaxation. And you, which frame of reference do you choose?