Appreciate others' excellence and you will grow your own. Recognition is mandatory in this field and you are bound to both take example from other people and encourage them in what they do. Excellence without appreciation is null!
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it. Andre Agassi