I've never been particularly good at anything. I've been mediocre at most things I do or did.
I'm mediocre at writing. I'm mediocre at speaking. I'm mediocre at business. I'm mediocre at life in general.
But there's one thing I realized a few years ago. One thing that helps me to take away the fear from doing things that scare the hell out of me. From being afraid of not being good enough. Strong enough. Smart enough. Or competitive enough.
I realized that most people are mediocre. Or at least most people think that they are mediocre. Even people who are not mediocre think they are mediocre. Especially people who are not mediocre tend to think they're mediocre.
As a result, everybody is scared. Everybody is afraid of being mediocre. Of not being good enough. Strong enough. Competitive enough.
So no one ever does anything. People stop trying. People stop embracing their fears. No matter if they're mediocre, brilliant, super smart or whatever.
Most people might be smarter, better or stronger than you. But it doesn't really matter. Because most of them won't compete with you. They already stopped trying.
And while everybody else is away and scared the hell out of trying, of not being good enough, you're right here to embrace your fear and to seize your opportunities.
All you need to do is to start realizing that the only person you're really competing with is the voice in your head. The voice that's constantly trying to tell you that you're not good enough.
That's the only competition you really have. And no one else..