This is probably not true for everyone but it’s something to think at … and surely IT IS true for me 🙂 and for startuppers

If you’re going to count on the competition to bring out your best work, you’ve surrendered control over your most important asset. Real achievement comes from racing ahead when no one else sees a path–and holding back when the rush isn’t going where you want to go.

via Seth’s Blog: Run your own race.