There are no two ways about it, the utmost thing that I do better than anyone else is being myself.
I am an original of who I am and not a poor quality copy of someone else – well, except bits of my parents, who did the very needful to create me 😉
It is important to reaffirm this to oneself time and again, especially in voyeuristic recent times where the over-zealous drive to be perfect seems to increase more and more.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in striving to be the best that one can be, but there is something wrong in getting carried off in the drift of trying to be too many people at the same time; even a persons brain will surely get wonky and tired from the ping-pong of living lives or attempting to live lives that don’t belong to us.
I may not be particularly adept at doing somethings that other people are very good at doing or being better than anyone as a matter of fact.
What I know for sure is that whatever interest that I develop, I try to put in the best of my ability and my real competitor is myself because I keep pushing my boundaries and keep aspiring to improve on my standards.
When we look at our palms, no two finger prints are the same, likewise, all fingers are definitely not equal. Each is characteristically different and that is how all human are different.
It is a foolhardy, frustrating, exhausting and stress inducing process to keep comparing notes and juggling the attempts to beat others.
There will always be someone better at one thing or the other.
Trying to be the very best at whatever your game is the first part of being the best and I must reiterate that in the game of best, being the best authentic you that you can be is better than being a confused nobody.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
NaBloPoMo Prompt – Monday, November 23
What do you do better than anyone else?