Everyone wants to be better than others. They want to be higher in the food chain. Its good to have faith in oneself.
People always compete with their colleagues, peers, relatives, friends and so on. The only reason they do is that of insecurity, the major factor that allows you to constantly worry about your growth.
Thinking and working towards your growth is important but by validating them with someone else is not ideal, it distracts and disintegrates your methodology.
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”