Not all contenders can be a champion. That's a hard pill to swallow for some of us in a culture that tells you that you can be whatever you want and everyone gets a trophy. What they neglect to tell you is that there are often times miles of hard-work between you and that "championship", whatever that championship is, and that even then you might not make it. But rather than let that discourage you, feed on it! The fact that it is rare is what makes it so beautiful. Often times it's the moments when we don't feel like we can keep going that the breakthrough is right around the corner, or when we feel the deck stacked against us that we pull out a win. It's hard to do, but if anyone ever promised you that life would be easy, they lied to you. So here's my motivation for your monday; If the thing you are pursuing has worth to you, REFUSE to give up on it! Be that contender that never gave up. Who knows, you might be a champion when it's all said and done.
All the best.