If you have seen something, know that at one point it was the first. You may have had an idea and been the first to come up with it. Did you also know that with successful things and people, there will always be someone looking for a way to duplicate the success or improve upon it to make it better? There will always be competition.
What your job to do is, is to make it so that you’re not walking in the footsteps of someone else. Authenticity and originality cannot be copied because all of our frameworks are different. We are genetically built differently so there will be no exact match to us out there. First and foremost, make sure your competition is yourself. Challenge yourself to think beyond the norm. Bounce ideas off of others who are in completely different fields so that you can see things in a whole new light. We are here to utilize the resources we have around us.
Be your own biggest competition.