Different outlook. It reminds me of, I think it was Eric Drache, who used to say he was the 8th best stud poker player in the entire world. His problem was he played regularly with the top seven players!
In our game it is generally recognized that the majority of your profit does not come from the brilliance of your own play but rather from the weakness/poor playing of your opponents. Seek out a target rich environment and you will prosper!
To the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, but simply a tool; as language is to thought.