I'm a competitive achiever, which means I not only want to makes things that move me, but also want to make things that significantly move other people. In and of itself, this isn't a bad character trait, but it can be if it gets to the point where I think I have to be the best at everything or else I'm a failure.
The reality is that we can't be the best at everything. Try as much as we like, there are going to be times when other people have more influence and get more attention for what they do. But that said, we can strive to be our best; to pour as much as we can into what we do so that we can grow and change as we create regardless of how many other people notice or applaud.
This is an important distinction for people like me, because it's tempting to quit before I start anything. This is because the faulty logic goes: if I can't be the best then I might as well not even bother trying (we've all heard and spoken those sorts of ideas before, haven't we?). But we have to resist those voices.
Otherwise, nothing gets created. And that's a whole lot worse than our best or the best.