Elizabeth Browning - Aurora Leigh

Just a quote i pulled from Elizabeth Browning's "Aurora Leigh". From Book 2 entitled "Aurora's Aspirations".
The worthiest poets have remained uncrowned
Till death has bleached their foreheads to the bone;
And so with me it must be unless i prove
Unworthy of the grand adversity,
And certainly i would not fail so much.
What, therefore, if i crown myself to-day
In sport, not pride, to learn the feel of it,
Before my brows be numbered as Dante's own.
Crowned myself in sport a long time ago. It feels good to feel confident in your abilities. Still tho, in this trade, i believe you have to stay humble. Humility goes a long way.