Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
- African Proverb
It took me a long time to realize what this meant, but when it finally clicked I realized the honesty of it.
It really comes down to another cliched quote now that says basically, just show up. That's half the battle. In this case, whether you're the lion or the gazelle, you gotta get up every morning and get to running.
That's the only way you're going to succeed.