The word “best” has been defined by individuals differently. To some, best is having something others do not have. To others, it’s being fulfilled and getting what you have always wished for. And to many, best being at the top of something they have done.
But what would you describe as being the best?
A lot of us make the mistake of evaluating and placing value on ourselves based on what other people have achieved. We try to compare our lives with that of someone else. For example: Jerry gained his university admission last year and I am still here after three years and have not gotten mine yet! Susan made her result with A’s and I’m here battling to get a C! Etc.
Hold on! I’m not saying admiring other people’s success is a bad thing. No! But when the admiration tends toward frustration rather than motivation, then you really need to check it.
Yes, you want to be the best but are you putting in your best?
If you are honestly doing the best you can to achieve something, then you would have a personal satisfaction towards the work you have done.
Your personal satisfaction can be achieved if you’re putting in your best and this makes you see and know that comparing yourself to someone else is uncalled for.
There might be other reasons why you are not achieving as you ought to. Maybe your priorities are not set right or your weaknesses and faults are what you focus on instead of your strengths and talents. Writing yourself off because of someone else’s success is not the best thing to do.
Trust me, all you need to do is put in your best and ensure you are personally convinced that you are satisfied with what you have done. Your personal satisfaction is your motivation, confidence and strength.
Galatians 6:4 Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone and not in another.
You are your own best. Keep striving…Keep achieving.
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