Rid yourself of the inherent need to have people 'around' you it's a blessing.
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.