But stay humble
It’s not about keeping your head down. Recognizing your talents is good because it shows your self awareness , saying I’m good at this or that is very good… until it isn’t.
When the recognition becomes thoughts of superiority it gets dangerous. You might be great at something but that doesn’t mean you are more valuable than anyone.
Also don’t go to the other extreme which is feeling less than everybody else. People are not better than you and that’s true for everyone, so quit the whining .
The thing is that we always pursue to be the very best in a specific field, to become better than anyone else. What would happen if we were to reprogram ourselves to be the very best but version of ourselves?
What if instead of making it an external competition, we make it an internal one? Always striving for excellence. Just imagine all the very best versions that would exist, working for a better tomorrow for all of us instead of just for one person.
Privileges and social position aside, we’re all capable to achieve a finer us at any point of our lives.
Finally, remember that there Is always room to improve so being the very best might actually be something impossible to achieve.
Let’s adopt a “rookie” approach to our skill set and instead of saying “I’m better than you”, let’s say “There’s still a lot to learn to become a better me”.
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