I have found a thousand times and over that we often fall into the feeling of not being good enough because we often try to measure our success in comparison to other people’s success.
Everyman has atleast one thing that makes him/her uniquely positioned to solve one problem or the other. Those gifting/talents differ from person to person, it therefore becomes insensitive to compare people and judge them by a singular factor or worse measure one’s success in comparison to another. (This is still argued as one the cons of exam as a means of measuring intellect in formal education).
Let me drive my point more practically. How well do you think Usain Bolt will fare against Rafael Nadal in a tennis match? My guess is as good as yours. Usain would be mercilessly thrashed.
In this case, is it correct to then say Usain is not a good sportsperson? Hell No! Bring Nadal to compete against Usain in a 200meter race and his case would be worse.
When you measure how far you’ve come on your journey to success, measure in comparison to your potential. Your potential is basically what you have the capacity to do. Although you might not be effectively utilising those potentials yet but in truth, you have the capacity to use them to the fullest.
Don’t let other people’s perceived success drive you into unhealthy competition, jealousy or envy. You didn’t start out the same time, you do not have access to the same information, you do not have exactly the same skill set and even if you do, your own success should be measured against what you have the capacity to achieve.
Stretch yourself more, find new knowledge, acquire more skill, collaborate rather than compete, do the best you can and live happily.
Peace, Love and Cold Zobo