I keep it simple....
Never compare your progress with that of a far more advanced player then yourself, regardless if that player is in a lower or higher division then yourself nor if this is a old player or a practically new one.
The only comparison you should make is that of the goals you set for yourself.
And if you do have the irresistible urge to compare yourself with other players....
Then do so with someone who is close by to your own progress.
Not only is it more realistic goals to reach for, you will also enjoy it more easily to get there.
anyway.... that is how i see it.
you are ofc free to play the game as you see fit.