I was watching a great interview with Will Smith, and a lot of what he said really rang true to me. I am not afraid to die on the treadmill. You will not work harder than me. Period. End of story. A modified quote from Will Smith, but it pretty much sums up my approach to life. You may be smarter than me, more talented than me, have more natural ability than me, however, when we get on the treadmill, either you're getting off first, or I'm gonna die running.
Many people get so worried about not having the right tools, the right talent, the skills. But the reality is, all you need is to work harder than everyone else. You can do anything you set your mind to.