Buddha is supposed to have said ‘If every bird in the forest needed to be the best singer, the forest would be silent’. I find this to be true in terms of comparing myself to others. I mentor people, and during one Psychic Development class, each student was listing what they believed their strongest psychic gift (Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Claircognizance or Clairsentience) was. My strongest gift is Clairaudience (or clear hearing). I receive most of my messages this way. The woman sitting next to me, in our class, mentioned she also has this gift. Another student, however, was didn’t know which of her gifts were strongest, but stated she really wished she also had psychic hearing.
When we began practicing different exercises, turns out she her strongest ability was Clairsentience (psychic feeling) and she is an incredible healer. Had this woman been unable to recognize and accept what she already had, she might have missed out on the opportunity to develop her gifts as a healer. Had this woman been unable to recognize and accept what she already had, she might have missed out on the opportunity to develop her gifts as a healer.
So by appreciating what you already have (and cultivating what you would like to add), you can create a stronger base to develop even more gifts and abilities. I find, and I have said this before, gratitude is one pretty effective way to do this. And also allows you to manifest more. Listing three things you are thankful for is one way of sending a message to the universe of saying thank you and more please. And it works!