Aside post example. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cannot find them, make them. Nothing of great value in life comes easily.
Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete.