The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
Get better at a sport by giving your all at practice.
Improve your parenting skills by giving your attention to parenting books and discussions with other parents.
Develop deeper relationships with your friends and family by giving them your time and attention.
Supporting your favorite causes by giving effective donations.
Give, because you want to be better than the person you were yesterday, and the only way you get better at anything is by giving.