The best?

Being the best is exhausting.

It’s broadly defined by competition, and your rank among it.

You don’t control the competition, and so pursuit of conventional ‘best’ means being governed by forces outside of your control.

What a lousy way to live.

What’s the alternative?

Redefine best.

It might not be to change the world.
Or to become the next _____.
Or to have the biggest marketshare.
Or to have the best perks.
Or most awards.

Best might be to enjoy being good at something.
Or to do a great job for those in your care.
Or to integrate a happy, balanced lifestyle.

Those sound pretty good, don’t they?

Please, be the best.

Just remember to define ‘best.’