Every story needs a hero and a villain.
The hero must rise to the occasion of their challenger.
The scale of their success, however, is determined by the size obstacle they go up against.
Think of the effects of when David beat Goliath.
The truth is, you pick your villains in the story you tell yourself. And your level of success cannot rise higher than the challenges you set-up for yourself.
How have you set yourself up to become the hero of your own story?