Don't Stop Just Because You Aren't The Greatest

We are all ignorant, it is just that we are ignorant about different things. There are times where topics like math, music, programming, construction, engine repair, or flying a plane come very easily to some people where others feel like a baby learning to walk. Just because something comes harder for you than someone else doesn't mean you can't be successful at it. 

We can easily recognize the success of LeBron James and Michael Jordan as NBA players. But what about someone like David Wingate that played 15 years in the NBA? I'm guessing very few people know the name but does that matter? Not many people can say they've played in the NBA at all, let alone 15 years. Just because they aren't LeBron James does that mean they aren't successful?

There is always someone smarter, stronger, faster, more talented or just plain better than you. That does not mean you are dumb, weak, slow, inept or just plain worthless. You are capable of great things. You can learn anything you want to learn. If you want to learn to play the guitar, you can learn it. You might never be the next Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, but that shouldn't stop you. The thing that often holds us back is how we tell ourselves we can't do it. Usually it is because we recognize that we can't do it as well as someone else, so we just decide to not even try.

What is it that we want to learn? What do we want to do that brings us happiness? What skill do you need to do your job or pass a class? Don't tell yourself you can't. Don't worry about how well you do compared to others. Comparison will steal your joy. Give it everything you've got. Don't give up on yourself, you are capable of more than you think you are. 


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