I don't mean size-wise, I'm talking mentally. When I first started in the gym I was just content to be strong, and in decent shape. Somewhere over the years though that stopped and I gradually stopped comparing myself to my peers. I remember the first time one of them called b.s. on some weight I said I could deadlift.
I realized that to the average every day person it probably was a lot, but I was no longer comparing myself to them, I had 'moved up'. I realized over the last couple years it's spilled outside of the gym for me as well. I no longer am content to just match or slightly exceed my peers. I want to go beyond them to the point that they think I must have had some sort of unfair advantage, and I think that attitude and drive started in the gym.
nb4 "You suck cocks Accipiter"