#393. Be the best at getting better
Before we get into this, there are three things I want you to know.
- Talent can only bring you so far
- There’s always going to be someone more talented than you.
- Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard
There’s a little problem with having the goal of being the best at what you do. hen they have this goal, people tend to either be the best at what they do, or not.
If a person is the best at what they do, they can easily be overconfident, and therefore complacent.
If a person strives to be the best at what they do but isn’t, they can easily be discouraged and have their success derailed.
So don’t be the best at what you do, be the best at getting better. When the only thing you want to do is be the best at what you do, you’re going to stop working when you become that. But, if you are simply the best at getting better, you’ll never stop learning, growing, and getting better. Because there will always be somebody new, somebody hungry, somebody that’s growing faster. If you are always the best at getting better, you’ll always be ahead. Simply put: if you aren’t the best at getting better, you’ll never be the best. And even if you do become the best, your reign as the best will end shortly.
It’s going to take you a while to be the best, it might even take you a lifetime. If your only goal is being the best, it’s discouraging when you don’t find the results you’re looking for. But if you are constantly the best at getting better, your results are just around the corner.
The only way to be the best at what you do is to be the best at getting better at what you do.