Know yourself, define yourself. Own the process. Do it for yourself, not for others.
Value what you are doing for the essence of what you are doing, for its intrinsic value. It is not a sacrifice to work to be the best, it is a distinct privilege that separates you from those that chose the path to mediocrity. You are going where few other have not gone. Excellence is within you; you must take it into your own hands to realize it. You do that by making champion’s choices every day.