Pain is only temporary, victory is forever -Jeremy H. Winning
No one wakes up and is the best at what they do by accident. It takes training, study and perserverance. The worst place in any competition isn’t last, it’s second because that is the first loser. This goes with the Vince Lombardi quote a few days ago.
We as humans want to do our best, but some strive harder than others. I’m not desparaging those who try their hardest, but someone was better, but no one remembers who lost the presidential elections, or got silver medals at the Olympics.
I know I strive to win anything I do. I try to win practice for anything I compete in, not just the event. I’ve even beaten the Kobayashi Maru, thanks to Captain Kirk.