Truly all will become harder, when you are looking at all kinds of things, if academic, the courses get tougher marking scheme, if technical, tougher specifications, if anything else, higher standard.
There is nothing we can do about it because it is meant to be getting tougher. It is the way it goes.
The only thing for us is to get ourselves ready for it, by putting in extra efforts and fight for what we want, harder.
Competition is the foundation of human civilization. We compete to survive. Therefore by the depth of the civilization and the growth of all, competition must get tougher.
We must be ready.
Therefore the only way to continue is to do your very best in the path that you have chosen for yourself.