I was not the smartest, nor the most naturally gifted student in school. But I did pretty well overall. High school was better for me than university, but I will elaborate on that during a different post
The one thing that has always given me a competitive advantage over my peers is my dedication to hard work, and never give up attitude. Call it heart, call it ……. well grit like Angela Duckworth does in this awesome video.
Just ask the kids that played hockey against me when I was growing up. Rarely was it a fun experience for them. I would never back down and always played my heart out until the final whistle.