This is what I think when I compare myself to much more competent to life individuals. I’m not quite as smart, I’m not quite as good looking, I’m not very well cultured, I’m not talented, I can’t do this and I cant do that. It’s a sad depressing thought that I’m sure we all think about but I believe its within human nature to feel this way sometimes.
I believe that this negative thought is essential in a sense that it creates a struggle within us to better ourselves and strive for greatness. We see other individuals who are straight up out of the ordinary far beyond average and ask ourselves why we can’t be like that. well, let me plant a seed of insight… they are human… you are human… whats the difference? The difference is, hard work and determination.
I understand that there are those rare individuals that catch on quickly and have a natural talent to be great at anything they try, but whats even greater is someone who fights, struggles, grows, and has the determination to be just as great or even greater than the best. This person will learn the value if their hard work and feel much more accomplished than if someone was given natural talent.
You have the ability to be great. Verum Tuum Aspecias (Face Your Truth) is a Latin based proverb which in short means “realize reality”. There are 3 important concepts to know about reality. 1.) Acceptance: learn to accept the things you can’t change. 2.) Courage: having the strength to change the things you can. 3.) Wisdom: the ability to distinguish the difference between what you can and cannot change. (The serenity prayer)
All in all, If you want it bad enough, change for the better. Instead of being jealous with the lacking of a specific quality, look up to someone as a role model and strive to be like them. Set goals for yourself and keep self improving. KAIZEN. There is no limit to your own abilities.