With the short amount of time you have on this planet and the vast amount of things you could be spending your time improving on, it only makes sense that you will end up being average or bad at a lot of things and that’s okay.
There are some who put so much pressure on themselves to be great at everything they attempt that they find it hard to be happy. It doesn’t matter how talented you may be, your talent is limited to only a few things.
People who are one of the best in the world at something are only average at most other things. Michael Jordan is a basketball legend but when it came to attempting to be great at baseball, it just didn’t work out.
Choose a couple of things you really enjoy doing and focus on becoming great at those things. Maybe you’d rather be average at a bunch of things instead and that’s fine too. There are plenty of people who are good enough at a ton of things and all it takes is a bit of practice.
If you want to be really great at something however, enough where you can actually make a career out of it, it’s going to take a lot of time and energy which means you’ll have less time for other things… which means, that’s right, you’ll be average or really crappy at most things.
As long as you’re great at one or a few things, being average at everything else is okay. And how do you become great at something? Practice… lots and lots of practice.
Side note: After writing that last sentence, I was curious to see if anyone owns practice.com. Turns out, billionaire Mark Cuban owns it and has it redirected at his Pinterest account which shows the companies he’s involved with in some way. Just thought that was interesting.
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