I have said, that you can! That is all that matters. You were created to be smart and clever, use it. Use all that you are and all that you are capable of, to stretch towards the mark.
The winning is not exclusively in the outcomes, the winning is in competing and facing the enemy head on, despite the odds against you. Rise up to compete when others have forfeited, without trying.
Set your face like flint and fight for your very life. The competition is not in the circumstances, but in you facing the fear, inside you. The enemy is defeated, because you decided show up.
To the victor go the spoils of confidence, clarity and consistency. These are the tools, that give you an advantage in facing both fear and foe. The enemy is fear, either you control it or it will control you.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.