Accept that you're abnormal
Here's the thing, reading this blog is abnormal. Top performer's are abnormal. CEO's are abnormal. Entrepreneurs are abnormal. Olympians are abnormal. Trying to be better is, sadly, abnormal.
You can make the truth less apparent by changing your group of peers, and I highly suggest that you do, but the truth remains.
The fact that you want to do more, to do better and to be excellent is extra-ordinary.
It may sound odd, but accepting the fact that I am different helps me make the inevitable compromises in pursuit of excellence.
You're different. You get to make different choices. This makes you abnormal. And, yes, this is what makes you extra-ordinary.