Don't try to be better than everyone (everyone's a lot of people to keep up with).
Just be better than yourself. Than you were yesterday. Than you were five years ago. Than you were when you didn't have all the information. Than you were when you were just starting out. Than you were the first time.
Continual improvement sets you apart from the crowd. The crowd doesn't try to be better. They just try to be together. They do what they do to stay unnoticed and average.
By being better than yourself, you'll eventually be better than all the rest because the rest isn't trying very hard to be better after all.