Winning the battle isn't nearly as important as just making an effort to win right now, so push yourself, but not too hard. You don't have to prove yourself to others now. You just have to keep doing what's right for you. You have a deep well of untapped potential, but there's no hurry to bring it up to the surface. Just take your time and appreciate the smaller things in life. Those mountains you want to climb aren't going anywhere anytime soon!