Who you are and how well you know yourself affects everything you come into contact with. It is a mistake to think that you are simply an individual in competition with other individuals. The reality is that your ecosystem is in competition with other ecosystems. It is one of the great ironies of life that focusing on excellence—reducing the gap between your functioning level and your capacity–elevates the quality of your ecosystem. Competitive advantage is more likely to be an outcome when excellence, not competition is the focus of your life. Pursuing excellence also aligns your ecosystem with your dreams. Allow yourself to dream big. If your will is steadfastly towards the good, and you are willing to stand still in the face of ambiguity, then the wind will be at your back.