love this post.. but i have to push on this:
Competing with yourself is more difficult, requires more bravery and leads to more insight.
at least for me personally - competing with myself is even a compromise... because it then becomes about the competition. i get lost in that and forget the doing/being. or at least don't swim in it as much as i could. so - what am i missing there?
could it be competition that is compromising us? because competition begs measurement. and that at least currently - things that matter can't be measured in a means/media visible to us.