I'm not sure about any of you, but after I got into this sport I noticed that there were people who typically finished close to where I did in my class, Hunter PCP. Without them knowing they became my reason to practice -- to see if I could eventually beat them. It's a small thing, but if it gets you to practice then use it to your advantage.
Most of my FT friends know who their competition is. For example Eric and Paul, who shoot hunter piston, typically shoot about the same and they keep a running tab throughout each season -- they both laugh about it and each are encouraging to the other.
While Eric and I are in different classes in Hunter we still are competitive against each other And now that I'm getting into pistol, because of Eric, we'll probably become like he and Paul. Even before the season has started I'm feeding him things to encourage him to practice -- like I can hit 5/8 standing at a 3/8" target in my basement.
Greg, down at BCSA, tends to shoot a bit better than me on a regular basis and so has become the next mark for me. I guess in some ways it's a good reference point for you to see if you're doing better or worse over time.
I've even picked out the next level above Greg -- the Himes brothers. Wow, can they shoot. And they are typically their own competition -- nothing like brothers to pour salt into that wound!