What motivates you?
Some people like to chase. They go the fastest when they look at others, further ahead of them, taunting them to go a little faster, a little further. Other like to be chased. They go the fastest when they are out in front, motivated to gain distance and win by an ever increasing margin.
Neither is better, but knowing which one you are is worth it's weight in gold.
Just don't forget that those that you love and work with might not feel the same way.