Have you ever looked at a rich asshole and wondered? “How the hell did HE become successful!?” This quote helped me understand that the truly successful don’t measure themselves against others, only against themselves.
For us, the scoreboard can’t be the only scoreboard. Warren Buffet has said the same thing, making a distinction between the inner scorecard and the external one. Your potential, the absolute best you’re capable of- that’s the metric to measure yourself against. Your standards are. Winning is not enough. People can get lucky and win. People can be assholes and win. Anyone can win. But not everyone is the best possible version of themselves.” – Ryan Holiday (pg.197)