We all keep up with our own Joneses. Some of us are obsessed with having better material stuff than our neighbors, while others want to fit into smaller jeans or clock a better marathon time. This story draws a connection between physical and fiscal goals, finding that what we've been taught to think of as a little healthy competition can actually be dangerous. The lesson? When you're keeping your eyes on the prize, be sure it's your own—not the next guy's. Sometimes that's easier said than done, though. I have to actively fight against comparing myself to pretty much everyone, every day. How about you? Do you get caught up in comparisons, or are you able to stay in your own lane? What strategies do you use? Let us know in the comments below.