Measuring Your Performance

To one he gave five talents … to another two …
to another one … each according to his ability.
                            —Matthew 25:15

Do you look at others—whose successes you see and whose failures you don’t—and compare your accomplishments to theirs? Don’t. It’s pointless and poisonous. Measure your performance against your own abilities, not against the abilities of others.

“The price of success,” said Vince Lombardi, “is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task.”

That’s it. Your success is determined by doing what you can as well as you can, not by how well someone else can do it.

Do the best you can,
with what you have, where you are.

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