From one of my favorite Blogs on training and competition, I give you "Chuckie V"
"But because I've won, does it really make me BETTER than the next player? ... Really, success is as much a process as it is a result. It is never final, just as failure is rarely fatal. And besides, this whole sport (and all sports, not unlike life itself) is just that: a sport. A game. Fun. Recreation."