Success is not about the number of medals and wins that you acquire throughout your season and lifetime, but about giving it your all and laying everything you have on the floor of competition. You should walk away both mentally and physically tired and be able to say "That was MY best!"
Do not let others knock you down or tell you that you are not as good as someone else. Practice, then practice some more, and then when you feel like you've got it down... Practice even ha