Success is infinite. I don't think most people realize that you can succeed at the same time your friend does. Just because somebody else is succeeding, doesn't mean you are less likely to succeed.
I say this because I feel too many people try to pull others down. They see them climbing the stairs above them, reaching accomplishments they desire. Instead of congratulating them, celebrating them, people try to drag them down.
How dare you walk ahead of me! Those stairs are mine to climb. Not yours.
But the stairwell is so wide. Large enough for all of us to climb. At once. That accomplishment still exists. You can still reach it, despite the fact it has been reached by someone else.
Success is infinite. There is enough to go around. Enough to spread to all.
Think about it like one of those all-you-can-eat pizza parlors. Somebody might take the last slice of pepperoni and bacon, but don't worry, another pizza is in the oven.
Be patient. Pizza doesn't come easy. It needs the proper time in the brick oven to bake. But soon that pepperoni and bacon slice will be in your mouth. The sauce, the crust, the cheese, the meat. I knew I should have eaten lunch before writing this blog.
The point is, your friend may be eating his slice of pizza before you, but don't worry, another pizza is in the oven.