The Best In The World
During the course of their lives, very few people achieve a measure of true greatness. Many of them are instilled with talents and characteristics that, if fully realized, could propel them to absolute success. But for some reason the majority of them wallow in perpetual mediocrity, never willing or able to even marginally fulfill their potential. Why that is is anyone’s guess. Here’s mine: To truly excel at something, you must fully convince yourself that you are, without question, the best on earth at whatever it is you do. It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s true – whether or not you’re the best, or even close – because once you’ve convinced yourself that you’re the ultimate authority, every last vestige of doubt, insecurity, worry, and concern will melt away, leaving your mind capable of focusing without distraction, which, in turn, will enable you to do what you do with true confidence, focus, certainty, and perhaps more importantly, without reservations. Most people don’t (not “can’t”) do that, because they constantly concern themselves with the successes of others, comparing their potential achievements to those who have already walked the path they’re treading. This psychological pissing contest dominates their attention, which zaps them of energy, which limits their progress, which destroys their potential. It’s a vicious, wholly unnecessary cycle. A cycle that dooms them to a life of frustrating mediocrity. Let me say this without ego: I am the best writer on earth, the most talented cook of all time, and the most intense weightlifter who’s ever lived. And I believe that 100%. I may suck at pretty much everything else (which I also completely believe), but of those three things I am the master. And that’s the key. Do what you do best, do it better than anyone, and laugh about your shortcomings. It’s the way to go.