You know, a lot of people say they don't expect to be that good in competition. Heck, I was one of those. I looked at some of the stuff in Advance 2, and thought to myself "Wow, that's impossible! I'm never going to beat that D:". This was last December/January. Now I'm ranked 10th in the game, have 5 records, and am highly ranked in several zones. It's all about time, patience, and dedication.
Oh yeah, and welcome to TSC. =P