Her words reminded me how striving to be the best is difficult and I was challenged about how often I settle for less. What follows are a blend of her words and mine as I contemplated what it means to be the best.
Being the best means failure, as you struggle to live up to your own expectations
Being the best means embarrassment, as you publicly stumble along the way
Being the best means getting it wrong, as you learning new ways
Being the best takes risk
Being the best takes courage
Being the best takes sacrifice
Being the best takes faith
Being the best takes diligence
And the best of the best do all that … with humility and love.
Be the best!