“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
The only competition that matters is the competition between the version of who you are now and the version of you that you can become.
How is the you one year from now, say, going to be a more fully realized version of your potential than the you of today?
Will future you be able to kick the ass of current you?
What will it take now to begin becoming what you are capable of becoming?
Writing it down is a good start. Express in detail the kind of character you want to live your way into, the kind of life a person with your potential might live. Point yourself in that direction and begin the journey.
Shine with all you’ve got right now.
But get busy becoming.
Fulfill your potential.