"Leaders think and talk about solutions. Followers think and talk about problems."
Apply this quote to your work life. Complaining about issues and problems gets you no where. You really will stand out if you make a point to be solution-driven! People will start coming to you for ideas, inspiration and process improvements. You will build better relationships and establish great credibility across the company by taking this quote and running with it. Don't be a follower. Stand out in the crowd.
"The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself."
Apply this quote to your fitness goals. There will always be someone faster, stronger, and more talented than you. But they aren't more HUMAN than you, as Maya Angelou once told me (well, a room full of people). You can do anything you put your mind to accomplishing, but make sure you are competing against yourself in the long run. You will thank yourself for it later.