Reminds me of something Oprah said in an interview.
When she was competing with Donahue she wasn’t constantly checking what his shows were about or what his ratings were. She was focused on doing an excellent job on her shows.
Of course, it’s important to know what your competition is up to, but the best way to beat your competitors is to be excellent at what you do.
Plus, there’s no sense in stressing out about things you can’t control. Like you said, that’s just wasted energy.