There will always be someone who's smarter than you. There will always be someone with more raw talent than you. There will always be someone more experienced and better qualified and harder working and stronger and more articulate and more creative with more stamina who can sing better than you can. But who you aren't isn't interesting. And who they are isn't interesting when it comes to who you are and what your path is.
-- Rob Bell, How to Be Here, p. 47