You are "up against" no one.
What you do has absolutely no "relationship" to what others do.
At least as how we have come to define "relationship" in the past.
Your journey is your journey. Their journey is their journey.
The prosperity of the Universe is vast, and there is an overflowing amount of Success and Love and Joy for everyone.
The "pie" is huge, and there are countless pieces of it for each of us.
And yet there is no division between any of us.
Live your life and work your work with this formula:
FOCUSED INTENT + POSITIVE "FEELINGS" = SUCCESS (in ALL Areas of Existence).
We may have lived competitive lives in the past - and competition may have been part of the game of life. And that once worked. But now there is a new consciousness on the rise in the world.
Today, you are on a NEW journey. A journey of sharing...a journey of assistance...in making the world a better place for everyone. You are now helping to make individuals and the Earth's combined soul stronger and healthier in every way.
You are now a major CONTRIBUTOR to the world. Not a competitor.
Those who you view as your competitors - are actually your co-contributitors. And you must be happy for them. You must even be happy for those who may be MORE successful than you. Your joyful feelings for others will increase YOUR good feelings for YOURSELF...and YOUR prosperity will increase.
Anyone is able to offer sympathy for those less fortunate. But true kindness is expressed when you can be happy for the person ABOVE you - when you are at the top. And you are indeed at the top of YOUR game. Because you only have YOUR game. Everyone else has THEIR game.
Let them win theirs and you win yours.
There is no competition.
In the realm of TRUE Joy, Success and Love - competition does not exist.
Embrace who you are...embrace what you do...share your heart and your wisdom...care for and - about - others...with a JOYFUL spirit - and send Light and Blessings to everyone along the way, each step of the way.
What's more - do not merely help people to succeed - but BE THE REASON they succeed.
In turn, your own success will be multiplied, tenfold - and you will "win" every time.