Everyone wants to be the best. We are encouraged as kids to excel. So we learn and find ways to motivate being better.
The sad news about being the best is that it does not last. You are only the best til another tops you. So we must learn to be satisfied with being a winner in our hearts.
Struggling is no fun. Awards are not won with struggles. What is won with struggles are other peoples hearts.
And some say that winning hearts is the best award of all.