When your final performances have ended, and your last notes have all been played, how will you be remembered? Will you have made the High-note Hall of Fame? Will you own the coveted Loudest-Player-on-the-Planet award? Will it be said of you: "What a monster player, but what a jerk! Seemed like such a nice person, till you got to know him."
Heroes are esteemed, but often at what cost? Is musical excellence achieved at the expense of personal reputation? Are great note-making skills an excuse for bad manners? Is your amazing high C more important than your character? Time and others will tell.
Proverbs says that a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, (or great notes). Your notes evaporate quickly, but your reputation lasts. Value people as much as your notes.