Sometimes, the work is the goal, not the task to outdo yourself every time.
You created something special. You wrote a best-seller, won a championship, earned an Oscar, built a meaningful tribe. A lot of things had to come together perfectly for that to happen: good health, luck, fate, timing, passion, hard work, grit, humility, perseverance. For your next act, rather than focusing on trying to surpass your previous accomplishment, prioritize your attention on the things that got you there.
Pressure —when properly applied with the right kind of ambition can yield new, interesting results.
Focus—today is more important than yesterday.
Gratitude—can't overcome the feeling of failure without it.