The only person you are hurting when you hold back is yourself.
So why hold back?
Why not give it your all every day?
Why not treat every day like the day before vacation?
Why not take a stand and try something new that no one else is doing?
Instead of bringing your “okay” work to the table and letting someone else decide if it is “good enough” bring your best quality work so when you leave it doesn’t matter what anyone else decides?
The goal, as always, isn’t for you to compare yourself with everyone else, but to compare yourself with you and to go from there.
Oddly enough, that one person you are competing against is the same person that is most often holding you back – you.