The Great Unknown Beckons

Julia Revitt - mistrust

I never like to put limits on human achievement. However, the problem that so many people face is the problem of the inner critic. Whenever you fall short there’s often a little voice inside you telling you for whatever reason that you aren’t good enough. While I think there are many psychological reasons for this criticism the strategy I employ is thus:

It doesn’t matter where you are relative to other people; all that matters is where you are relative to where you were yesterday.

The implication of this simple thought is truly profound. It’s profound because it allows you to constantly get better — but it also allows you to reach uncharted territory. When you aren’t comparing yourself to others but to your own standards you don’t know where you’ll end up because you’ll be blazing your own trail. It will almost certainly be unknown, and it will definitely be great.

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