You know that feeling you really love and respect someone that you don’t want to cross the line with them. That instead of asking them out— for instance it was a romantic feeling— you would tell yourself to improve or at least keep up to wherever they are now.
There are times however that it can be really frustrating realizing that not telling your feelings only suppresses you inside that after weeks or months you try to improve, you no longer know why you started these.
Then suddenly, your paths crossed again. See them, well, improved a lot. While you are still there, although you improved, you are still far from them. Still out of your reach.
But now, you are no longer eager to push your boundaries. Yet when you see them, it reminds you of the reasons why you are doing the things that it keeps you moving forward. The thing is it is always good to see them from time to time. In fact, if you have the courage to do so, it would be great if you interact with them, say a little bit of appreciation, and get back that spark again which may helps you push yourself more the way how it started at the beginning.