There's benefit to being bad, especially if you ever want to be good.
Do one thing at a time. Do it well.
One day you wake up and say, "Shit, this is actually going somewhere."
Just as quickly as pride enters us over an achievement, it is often shot down by self judgement that it's not better.
A small local powerlifting meet, yes. Perhaps insignificant to most readers, but a microcosm of life and how you play cards when the dealer gives you a bad hand.