You see your competitor is progressing much more than you by the time, he is also keeping the pace as well. It might seems that he knows what works , but actually he also knows what doesn’t.
If you want to run something successfuly, go try to solve the problem with a different method. It’ll hopefully be solved and you’ll get what works for you. If it doesn’t work, you’ll know what doesn’t work for you and then get back with something which works for you.
So make sure you know well what doesn’t work for you as well as what does.