You say you want to be the best.
Then be the best example.
You hunger for victory.
Then be victorious over self-serving.
You want to be a world champion.
Then champion something the world needs.
You want to be remembered.
Then remember everyone around you.
You want them to see your greatness.
Then show them what is great within them.
You want to stand tall.
Then you must stand for something.
Your vanity is deceptive. It sits close to you, whispering promises into your ears. It is handsome, charming and sexy. It promises feasts, but makes you hungry. It promises you shelter yet leaves you cold. It promises you love, yet you stay isolated. And most of all, your vanity wants you to win.
More than anything, your own vanity wants you to win.
And it tells you, in it's melodious, seductive voice in your mind, that if you win, you will know yourself better than you do now. If you win you will see yourself more clearly than you do now. If you win, you will have all you need, because right now you don't.
And this is how your vanity lies. And it makes you waste your time chasing symbolic victories, and blinds you to the consternation you put on others.
Let go of winning. Let go of your vanity. Compete for the spirit of improvement. Play for the love of the game.
And if you do this – if you truly let go of your vain desire to win at all costs and trade it in for your interest in improving the game itself and all who play it – ten you will probably win.
You want to be superhuman.
Then start with being human.
You want to win.
Then let go of the terrible distracting and false lie that says you "need to" win.