Sometimes I have thought that I should just stop doing music and just put all my time and creative energy into visual art and that way get better faster. I have even tried to do this a few times. One time I even gave my only guitar away to a friend who I thought had a shot at making really great music. It quickly became obvious that some important part of who I am was missing.
I think it can be tough in your creative journey no matter who you are or what you do, there will always be some who crosses your path who is better. Some how you have to find a place within your self where you say "I'm doing the best I can" and leave it there. After all we are all different and we all have different roles to play. I know this may seem obvious but it is so easy to be crippled by these interior negative thoughts that let all the air out of our tires.
I want to just keep going one day at a time making the most of the time I have been given. I want to keep learning and developing what ever small assortment of abilities I have with in me and go as far as I can.