I appreciate beautifully written works from unknown/famous/experienced writers. But when I happen to read well-written articles or stories from an author who I think have the same experience as me, or in same level as me, I instantly lose my confidence in my ability to come up with a well-written article/story, start doubting my works (even the ones which I was extremely proud of before). When I come across beautiful lines with brilliant choice of words that I couldnt [or didnt] bring up myself in my stories, I immediately rate my work secondary, take a step back from my goal and start wondering if I am wasting my time. With this attitude I fail to appreciate their writing or the things I could learn from them. Then if I did challenge myself to write a better writeup, I find my lines are immensely influenced by that author's writing style that made me feel intimidated in the first place. I understand it could mean that I am lacking confidence in my writing, but don't know how to overcome this jealous? Any advice on how to motivate myself after such a phase?