That you probably don’t realize.
Your successful competitors often have more than you:
More darlings they refuse to kill.
More preconceived ideas.
More “this is just how this market is.”
More baggage and red tape.
Someone will always have more than you.
There will also always be other people who consider you to be the successful competitor who has more than they do and therefore an unfair advantage.
When you keep this perspective in mind, it's easier to remember that "more" is not always the benchmark it appears to be.
Originally published January 2015