And that's why I think music is a better "deal" than an Olympic sport, because in the sport there's one "best" but in music there are many. Many-many-many. A guy I know makes a fortune (at least how I define it) with his banjo and voice. Do I like his music? Not really. But enough people do. He's made more than a thousand in a day, and that's after this present Crash started in 08. Do I admire and respect him? Yes, very much so.
The nice thing about music is there's room for just about everyone. And yes, most of success is showing up and doing it.