Loved this from Toby Moores, (now DR Toby Moores) - which I'll add to my list of favourite quotes:
There is no point in being in a straight foot race with people who are faster than you. But if you fire the gun you will always have a job and if you hand out trophies you will always be on the podium.
There's hope for me yet then!
If you are prepared to think differently about the world you will always do well.