It is my opinion, it may match or not the perfect truth.
When Christ will give the rewards in heavens, there will be so many nominations in the competition, that everybody will receive a prize.
(1Cor. 4:5) “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.”
In every nomination (Mt. 20:16) “many are called, but few are chosen”.
That everybody will be a winner is clear from (Rev. 2:7) “To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.” But everybody saved will “eat of the tree of life”, (Rev. 2:11) “He who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death.” But everybody saved “won’t be harmed by the second death”, (Rev. 3:5) “He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”, (Rev. 21:7) “He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son.”, again about every believer. So everybody of us will be a winner!
Does this mean that we should not strive to win? Certainly no, because even weakests of us have the possibility to get a podium. God has chosen us to be winners, everybody a winner in his kind of business more than others.
(Mt. 20:1-16) “1 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denariusa day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 He went out about the third hour,and saw others standing idle in the marketplace. 4 To them he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour,and did likewise. 6 About the eleventh hourhe went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here all day idle?’
7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ “He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.’ 8 When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.’
9 “When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius. 10 When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise each received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household, 12 saying, ‘These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!’
13 “But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you. 15 Isn’t it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.””
The God will pay everybody of us a heavenly denarius. No doubt heavenly denarius is more than all riches of the Earth. We all will receive the same amount of start-up capital to start our business at heaven. But later some will success in heavenly deeds of charity (charity is the heavenly way of doing business) more and some less.