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The Best.

Are you waiting to be the best before you do something?

Stop.

Stop waiting and digging your heals in the sand.  Stop making excuses.  Stop re-writing and re-thinking and re-doing.  Stop striving.  Stop talking about it.  Stop complaining.  Stop being stuck in the need for perfection.

Instead, start going and doing and moving.  Start creating something.  Start giving the world a part of your craft, your passion, your talent, yourself.  Otherwise, what’s the point of what you’re doing?  What’s the point of the story your life is telling?  Why are you doing what you’re doing if it isn’t to create and share and take risks and fail and grow.

Start.

I want to be the kind of person who doesn’t have to be the best in order to be in the game.  I don’t want to only do work I know I can master.  I want to try and fail and try again (and maybe even fail again).  I don’t want to stop, or never start, because I’m not sure if I’ll be the best at it.  That will not be my story.

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About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.

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One thought on “The Best.

  1. Love this. Invokes the right amount of encouragement and motivation to fight giving up or shrinking back, but instead choose perpetual forward motion. (I hope it’s okay I passed this along to my Arbonne teammate!)

    Posted by Christine Boye | November 26, 2011, 4:36 PM

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