Ruling Your Former Self
If my motivation was to “outwork” everyone and become the best in the world, my mojo would run dry once I reached the top. We’re told there’s always someone better than us, but what if one day you find yourself at the top of the top 1% of your craft? Who else is there? You. “Former self” doesn’t have to be a negative connotation. You could be breaking your last successful record. So why not always begin with You?
There’s nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway