You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else to learn from them and take advantage of what you’ve learned from their experience.
No two individual situations can ever be identical. They say, “The proof is in the pudding. “
It doesn’t matter how fancy the decoration and presentation, the true test of a pudding is in how it tastes. Or, more generally, the success of something can only be judged by putting it to its intended use.
Before you compare, pause a little and test what you are comparing out, when you test it you can extract from the result what is good and what is not so good about it and weight it out on a scale to determine if your comparison is fair.
Lewis Hamilton has broken Michael Schumacher’s podium record. I am quite sure as a child he never thought he would surpass him. Instead, he worked on his A game, improved himself and worked hard and he ran his own race. His focus wasn’t on comparing himself rather to become the best Lewis Hamilton.
PLEASE STOP NOW. YOUR JOY WILL KNOW NO BOUNDS.