Never forget the corollaries:

  1. No matter how hard you work, there is always someone with more talent, working nowhere near as hard for the same outcome.
  2. No matter how talented you are at something, there is always someone more talented.
  3. No matter how hard you work at something, there is always someone working harder.
  4. There will always be more people more talented/working harder then you at something then people less talented/not working as hard as you at something. Fortunately there is much more to life/success then talent and hard work. Cultivate those other things and 1–3 will matter less and less.

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