Second place is first loser
Remember: Never be content with just finishing somewhere in the pack. Somewhere, sometime, somehow you must finish first. You must assume the role of a winner, and fulfill your destiny.
Winning is a mental game. Develop the burning desire to win. To push yourself, and apply your disciplines. To try and try again, and then try some more. To focus and extend yourself beyond what you thought possible – body, mind and soul – to the task of succeeding. And never quit.
You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to win every single time in everything – you just have to win enough to appreciate the reward; and then keep going.