The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick- to- itiveness; third, common sense.
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings.
If you are in crisis of who you are and your self-image, then everything is going to be distorted because of one crisis that hasn’t been resolved.
Pastor A.R Bernard