There’s a part of me that tends to judge my progress by how I am doing (in comparison to those around me). Whenever I do this, I am always defeated. Defeated before I start. Buddha said ‘If every bird had to be the best singer in the forest, the woods would be very quiet, indeed’. Whenever, I base my progress on how much better I am than another, I always fail. When, however, I allow myself to honor and cultivate that which is greatest in myself, I always manage to succeed.