Your success in no way threatens mine. I am rooting for you.
To succeed as a photographer have clarity about who you are and what you want to say - and what you stand for. Don't chase styles or influencers because you'll probably be disappointed and waste time following something that won't make you happy even if you win.

If you have a moving, shocking, thought-provoking, arresting, important, serious photograph that causes people to react, think, feel, etc., it doesn’t matter whether you are old or young, female or male, what race you are, what religion you are, what your history is or what your future holds, what country you live in, how much money you have, how pretty you are, how strong you are, how powerful you are, how important you are, how cool you are – all that matters – and I do mean ALL that matters – is the picture.

When making a photo remember that you & you alone own each & every pixel in the frame. It's yours to use as you see fit. Spend your time filling it with only things you personally care about & that tell your story. Avoid trends or anything else that you don't really care about.
"Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo Cookies." --Diane Arbus