The first moment when you see yourself becoming a winner comes when you are doing the right things so consistently that you begin to see where the competition is falling short. It is increasingly clear to you that others just won’t do what you’re willing to do. You watch as they let things break them and then justify it to themselves and others. You see them fall in traps you had the character to avoid. You quietly begin to pass more talented people by because they are just not tough enough to do the job right over and over again. You have begun to master what very few bothered to take the time to learn. You watched and listened and applied what you learned. You now know that when nobody gives you a chance, you can win anyway. There is no gap between what you can do and what you will do. With that comes a certain peace that only the true winners know.
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