Just because you do not see something, does not mean it is not there. Often things go unnoticed, overlooked and underestimated. The same is true for people: many rise to prominence from the most humble of beginnings.
Working hard is just the beginning. It is necessary to do so just to keep up. However, the winner will be the one who pushes themselves a little harder. Second place is still a loss.
The only limits are self-imposed. It may require all that you have to gain what you desire. If these aims are petty, then achievement will lead to destruction.
If your desires are pure, then pursue them with your all. There are no obstructions, only obstacles. Leap over these annoyances, and leave them staring after.
Those who saw you every day will suddenly notice you. That which was tossed aside will be sought for in earnest. The words that fell unheard will be gathered up and cherished.
It is easy to miss the forest for all those trees. Individual drops fill an ocean. Grains of sand make up a beach. And from among the many, will emerge the precious few.