"Unique" never comes because someone wants to be. They are usually that way because of their circumstances and/or natural ability. I don't call that unique, I call that special (in a good or bad way).
Hard work has a limit... just because you swim ten hours a day doesn't mean you'll be unique like Michael Phelps. Also, starting a club doesn't mean its going to rake in millions for charity. So just try your best, and if you are exceptional, you'll be unique.