During the course of FIRE journey, one tends to compare with others in term of networth etc. Such comparison may lead to one feeling inferior on the progress and eventually give up on the FIRE journey.
FIRE is not a race. It is not about the end goal. It is not about FI number. FIRE journey is about growth and progress. It is about celebrating all the wins along the journey. It is not worthwhile chasing the FI number. It will be more worthwhile chasing the thrill of watching F-U pile grow. There is no need to have a million dollars to feel the power of F-U money. It is fruitful to celebrate the milestones. For every $1,000 one saves, look back and see how one is now $1,000 richer than one were a week, a month or a year ago. Do that, over and over. Cherish these wins.