You're unique. An original. There is no one like you, so why bother comparing yourself to others?

No need to keep an eye on someone else's success--try focusing on becoming your best self instead. Here are 17 quotes that will inspire and motivate you to be more focused, more confident, and happier. Or, in other words, a better person than the person you were yesterday.

1. "The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self." -- The Dalai Lama

2. "Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again." -- Bikram Choudhury

3. "Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven't been before." -- Pat Summitt

4. "You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one." -- Henry David Thoreau

5. "How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day." -- Anne Frank

6. "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -- Maya Angelou

7. "Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future." -- Deepak Chopra

8. "Make the most of yourself--for that is all there is of you." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." -- Jim Rohn

10. "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." -- Norman Vincent Peale

11. "The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth." -- Warren Buffett

12. "I don't want to be like my mentor or inspiration, I can do better. Don't get me wrong, I need them to motivate and inspire me, but my potential can never be like theirs." -- Unarine Ramaru

13. "I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders." -- Tyra Banks

14. "To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery." -- Robin Sharma

15. "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." -- Les Brown

16. "No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself." -- Madonna

17. "Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can." -- Zig Ziglar