Even though the situation may seem difficult, your strength will
People are not born with talent or skills. They are born with the capacity to develop these things through hard work and practise. Never assume that you can't learn something or acquire a new skill. We don't lack intelligence; we lack passion and persistence. Practise makes perfect. If you never start, you won't get there. If you don't practise, you won't improve.
Nice people don't always finish last. You can be nice and competitive, nice and dedicated, nice and hard working, nice and challenging, nice and ethical, and nice and tough.