The work of refining your best efforts without prompting and without ceremony is the important work that needs your attention
There usually aren’t any spectators or cheerleaders to applaud your finest development. Fine development involves the grind, the sleepless nights, and the invaluable self investment that occurs without fanfare or extrinsic encouragement.
The mascots and cheerleaders will probably assemble when the tough work is done, and you’re winning awards for your excellence.
Keep striving. Keep working towards excellence.