Whoa... oh my... now there's a subject I didn't plan on reading about tonight. Other than stating that my levels of imposter syndrome just shot through the roof, I'm not sure what else to say other than thank you for the very kind words, Steve. I'm deeply humbled and glad that some of the things that I've learned and shared could be of use to others.
The SQL Community has certainly gone global (especially in the last decade) but a lot of the roots of the community started right here on SSC, thanks to Steve and the other founders, and the thousands of "you" that took part over time. Whether you asked questions, provided answers, or did both, without that interaction, none of us would have learned (and continue to learn) as much as we have.
Thank you, thank you, thank "you".
Shifting gears to the subject at hand... don't be what Steve is calling "the Jeff" in your group or company. Instead, Be the "you". You don't need to live up to anyone's expectations other than your own and life is short, so take it easy on yourself. If you like what you're doing, you'll become REALLY good at it. If you don't like what you're doing, you could still become REALLY good at it so that you don't have to spend so much time doing it. 😀
The important part is that this and other communities have a whole lot of good people in them. Be the "you" for yourself and any family you may have and enjoy the ride. Remember that a really good ol' VW Beetle is a comfortable ride and a whole lot less expensive than a Lamborghini. There are different costs associated with both but both will get you there. It's just a choice. You can even drive a Beetle and occasionally rent a "Lambo".
"Luck" is defined as when opportunity meets preparation and so spend some time to get prepared but, always, Be the "you".