Stay in your lane.
In the 1996 400m Olympic finals in Atlanta there were two races.
Based on his current times, performance that season, and being undefeated in over 46 finals coming into the Olympic 400m race, it was highly unlikely that you were beating Micheal Johnson on a bad day.
Those who tried to run for gold, or keep up with him died on the track.
Roger Black of Great Britain knew this. His goal was not to beat Johnson.
That day he was running for silver and he knew it. His current times and performance that season all indicated that he could do it.
He took an honest appraisal of the situation. Unlike all those who wanted to beat johnson and went up in flames in the second leg of the race, Roger aimed lower.
He stayed in his lane. Roger ran his race, cemented his place in history and achieved success on his terms.
Are you letting your ego get in the way of your success?