Do you ever feel as though you are so far behind that you will never catch up? Or that you will never be good enough?
If you watched the NBA draft On June 26, you know exactly what I’m talking about. After Bruno Caboclo was selected at No. 20 by the Toronto Raptors, ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla had an interesting way of saying he would never be good enough for the NBA. “He’s two years away from being two years away,” Fran Franschilla said.
The feeling of inadequacy is inevitable, but what’s important is to make other people believe you are the best at what you do and to have a positive inward/outward reflection about yourself.
Focus on your progress more than your perfections. How far you’ve come is a significant achievement opposed to how far you have left to go. People tend to strive for perfections when that doesn’t exist. When that perfection is not achieved we feel failed and worthless, but perfection does not exist.
Don’t compare yourself to other people. Someone else’s best is not necessarily your best. What someone else excels in may not be what you should excel in. When you look at someone else it should not be through a comparison lens of jealousy and judgment, but a through a lens of admiration and intellectual phenomenon.
Be content with where you are. This doesn’t mean to give up and be stagnant in life, but be appreciative with how far you’ve come. Be accepting with how far you’ve come. Don’t always dwell on the future.
Do your best ALL the time. Therefore you will not have any regrets about knowing you could have done better. If you fall, get back up. Hence Donnie McClurklin, we fall down, but we get up. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall back, as long as you show perseverance to get to where you should be.
Have a positive perspective. Stay positive on your journey to achievement. Regardless of what others say as they critique you, know yourself enough so that what they say does not affect you negatively.
At the end of the day, we are rooting for you Bruno Caboclo. Ultimately all of us are two years away from being two years away because who’s to say where the finish line is at?