You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live your best life. You are not in competition with anyone else. Plan to outdo your past, not other people.
If this SCARES you then you are a pussy, plain and simple. This is strength training - we are lifting weights. This isn’t something that will kill you. If this takes you out of your comfort zone then get ready because life is going to plant your ass really hard and you won’t know what to do.
I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.