The Ego sees itself in competition with the world. It compares itself against others and is constantly keeping score. “She is much smarter than me,” your Ego says. “I will never be good enough to compete.” The opposite is also true. The Ego judges other people and thinks they are not good enough. “That person sucks,” your Ego says. “He will never be as good as me.”
What your Ego does not understand is that we are not in competition with the world. The only competition we face is our dreams vs. our Ego. Our dreams tell us our purpose. Our Ego gives us excuses. Our dreams want to bravely propel us into a new life. Our Ego clings with fear and attachment to what it knows.
Here’s the thing – when you follow your dreams and live your purpose, no one can possibly be better than you. This is because every person on Earth has a unique purpose. Your truth is not in conflict with my truth. When you release attachment to the Ego and step into your higher purpose, you win. Nobody can be you better than you. “Be the best version of yourself, not a second-rate someone else,” my Higher Self tells me. “When you compete with others, you will never be good enough. But when you grow into the best version of yourself, your own truth is all that matters. And nobody can compete with that.”