My son LOVES the PJ Masks. A lot of his friends love them too. They seem to have won the race to the top among the slew of toys and brands competing for the hearts and minds of our youth. What a relief the MusicPreneur's race has nothing to do with this!
While there is most definitely a "top" that we aim for, it's not a peak. It's a plateau. This means that there's plenty of room at "the top" for anyone who's willing to do the work.
And to be sure, there's a lot of work involved.
Quit thinking your fellow musicians are your competition. Because they're not.
Your competition is the couch.
Keep your priorities in order.