Gold medals are made of guts.
An olympic wrestler once quipped, “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”
On paper, Numero Uno may be only one position ahead of the second best. But there will be a world of difference between these two people.
Aim high. Higher than what you are used to. Only then, you’ll flex your muscles to get there. Compete with yourself. Your greatest opponent has to be YOU.
Be a champion.