We can understand our real spiritual advancement by how we are actually taking joy in giving respect and honor to others and not how we are taking joy in being respected and honored ourselves, even if it comes.
If one is very serious about making spiritual advancement, one must discipline his time.
The more everyone makes spiritual advancement, the more everyone is happy in that state, the more God is happy. So, that should be our happiness. Then there is no envy or jealousy. There is only competition of who could serve each other better. That is a beautiful state of mind.
The more we become spiritually advanced the more we become responsible for even little things.