"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success". - William J.H. Boetcker
"Ntem adze, ekyir adze" - Akan Proverb. (Translation - going fast has its problems and going slow also has its problems). Meaning - it is better to go at your own pace; just be yourself.
"You can sometimes be like the proverbial duck on a pond; on the surface it glides gracefully, but beneath the surface, its feet are beating frantically for it to move around". Do not envy others; you really do not know the struggles they are going through. Be happy with who you are. - K. Aidoo.