Comparing our effort to others may create an interesting mindsets. If it helps us perform better and prepare for the next session, then comparison might be valuable. If it becomes crippling and takes away motivation, it may not deliver the results we are seeking. It is important to know what metric we are using. In these days of virtual competitions, we may not know what is taking place on the other end.
Where does humor find itself into our efforts? If we cannot remember the last outburst of laughter perhaps it is a point of reflection. Few of us are making decisions that will change the fate of the world within seconds. It is the committed ceaselessness of our efforts that results in remarkable. Lets be a bit playful in our deliberations otherwise the world we are trying to create becomes a lot harder to imagine.