Comparing your success or failure to others success or failure can cause a variety of symptoms in an artist. Small example:
A) You lose touch with your own valued voice and become def to your Genius.
B) You begin to swim in others, and your own, glory, sinking into wasted time, pursuing an easy, non-sustainable path to not-being-known-after-your-gone or,
C) Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And then more Nothing. Except missing out on life and real happiness and genunie living from which your True Voice speaks with or without you.
However, we all do it at one point or another.