Too often I find people, and even myself, comparing our actions, thoughts, successes, and failures to those around us. The truth is, you never know what is going on in other people's lives and what you see on the outside (what you are comparing yourself to) may not be accurate. The best we can do is take it one day at a time. Who cares if YOUR best today is not as good as YOUR best yesterday? It is still YOUR best! That's all you can hope to achieve. There is no use in comparing your best in the past to your best now, let alone comparing yourself to someone else. If you truly give your all every day, there is no need to worry about being the best, because you are the best. YOUR best.
It is very unfortunate that people fail to realize their potential, and often times don't see how amazing they are. Every person, in their own way, can do so much. It is only when we compare ourselves to those around us that we begin to feel inadequate and "less than". How amazing would it be if everyone did their day's best and let THAT define their definition of "best"? I wish, for everyone, the ability to realize their potential, their personal best, and be 'ok' with that. After all "best" is just a word, not an action, or something you can obtain.