Mediocre work (Part 2)

It’s unlikely you’ll ever be as good on the guitar as Eric Clapton.

You’ll never write a horror novel as strong as Stephen King.

And you’ll never be as elite at anything as Donald Bradman was to Cricket.

Your work is always mediocre when you compare it with others because there is always someone else out there that is better than you.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. It means you should try even harder to carve out your space.

Stop comparing and start producing. The more you produce the better it gets.

Hugh MacLeod started doodling on the back of business cards and made it into one the most popular blogs on the internet.

Scott Harrison went from being a club promoter to a philanthropist with no money, no education and no resources. Just a dream of clean water for all.

Abbey Ryan creates one oil painting a day and sells it online.

The lesson: You don’t have to play the guitar as well as Clapton to write something that you can be proud of.