Are you aiming to be the best you can be or are you aiming to be the best there is?
See growing up you learned that you just have to be the best you can be.
So you push yourself to be the best you can be, but you thus inherently limit yourself by the mere words “best I can be.”
Because the best YOU can be isn’t necessarily the best, there is.
Hear me out for a second.
If you accept that there is a best that you can be, then you agree that there is a limit based on your abilities. You may never seek to learn beyond your current limits, or take more significant risks, or learn from others that have accomplished more. This occurs because you’re convinced that you’ve already done the best you can do.
If you aim for being the best there is, then you’re willing to look beyond your preset limits and set new standards and aims that are higher.
You reach the standards and limits you set for yourself, so why not look outside yourself.
So let me ask you again,
Are you aiming to be the best you can be? Or are you aiming to be the best there is?