Consider the postage stamp

One of the things I’m always grateful to my parents for, is that they always taught me that I didn’t have to compare my abilities to those of other people. All I needed to do was to do my best. Growing up in that sort of environment has kept me from the sort of drivenness that keeps some of my friends ever striving to achieve things that have no bearing on the sort of success that establishes their own quality of life, but rather are outcomes of an inbuilt compulsion to outdo someone else.
Henry Van Dyke wisely said : ‘Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.’ And Josh Billings advised that we should always consider the postage stamp: ‘its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.’

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