It is unlikely you will become the next Michael Jordan of basketball or the next Donald Bradman of cricket.
We can always find a way to measure ourselves in a way where we are average (or worse). There will always be someone who is better than you at whatever it is you decide to do.
So, why even try?
Is that the goal to be the best in the world or bust?
Sure, if you are trying to become an Olympic athlete. For the rest of us? We don’t have to be afraid of average. It’s not about the work but the story we tell ourselves and others.
It’s worth noting that Randall Munroe who runs one of the most popular blogs in the world, xkcd, uses stick figures to create his art.
And Steve Martin changed comedy with a banjo and a magic act.
The world needs more average people to step up and do more than what the measures tell them.