If I am going to be at the top of my game, then I must remember that it is my game and no one else's.
When I'm not "the best", I become frustrated that I never will be a worthwhile teacher. I worry that I'll never build a sustainable career and that my teaching is just a glorified hobby- not because I want it to be, but because I'll soon be eclipsed and wander into irrelevancy. Obviously, this is a silly thought. I'm already a teacher, students attend my class and teaching pays my bills. Reality is already demonstrating to me the absurdity of my frustrations.
But, what does it mean to be 'the best'. Who's best? If we're talking about the World's Best, then that's impossible to define. Every Earthling I encounter will have his or her own set of standards that qualifies what is best. It would be impossible to live up to all of them.
Now, if we're talking about my best, then that's something more attainable. So when I fall, when a pose escapes me, when I nurse an injury caused by ego and impatience, I need to remember that I am striving for my personal best. Truly, thats the only best I can achieve. If I am going to be at the top of my game, then I must remember that it is my game and no one else's.
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