It reminds me of the story of the farm boy who entered into a major 2 day foot race. Most of the other runners were just that, runners. This was the boy’s first race and showed up in comfortable work clothes.
When the starting gun fired they all took off, and soon had a formidable lead. The boy was concerned but did not give up.
You can understand why the awaiting fans at the finish line were in awe as they saw the farm boy at the end with no other runners in sight. After the race ended and he earned his prize they asked; how did you do it? How did you finish so fast in your very first race? Turns out he didn’t realize he was supposed to sleep!
Some of you may have heard that before, but I am always surprised to hear people taking it as “ignorance is bliss” when I believe the main moral is never set your goals according to what your competitors are trying to achieve, or what they may be doing. Set your goals based on your own strength, comparing yourself to your own “best self”. Where you are now and where you want to be. Only then can you make a plan to get there.