“Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.”Naval Ravikant
In both art and business, we are usually defined by those we can be likened to.
We’re lumped into genres or styles, niches and roles.
When competing for success, we are often assigned a category.
Maybe you were proactive enough to assign yourself the category which best defines you.
This is great news, on one condition;
That you’re the best in class.
If you’re going to allow yourself to be defined by a category, ensure that you’re the best fish in the pond.
When in doubt, dig your own pond.
Don’t be a slightly-above-average animal photographer when you can be the world’s best Quokka photographer.
Never call yourself a ‘pretty good’ sales assistant when you could be the best speckled beanie salesperson in the state.
Why would you be a writer with a blog when you could be the only young West Australian writer with a BJJ blue belt who publishes original work daily?
(If there’s another one, someone let me know, I’d love to meet them.)
You do you.
I only ask that you do us all a favour and do it brilliantly.
“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable.”Seth Godin