A little friendly competition never hurt anybody, especially if you get to choose it. A great way to get where you are going is to identify something in front of you and start pursuing it. In other words, find something to chase.
Everyone gets motivated in their own way, and it’s important to figure out what that thing is for you so that you can start using it to your advantage. A great example of this can be found in Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar acceptance speech, where he talks about what he has been chasing his whole life, and how that empowered him to the top of his industry.
It’s always moving to hear that bit from him. What he has managed to do is remind himself of his end goal, to become his own hero, in his life every day. The same concept could work for you. Find that thing to chase every single day and see how quickly you become it.