One of the best ways to bring people together (and inoculate them against pain and discomfort) is to imbue their minds with a sense of meaning.
You don’t need a lot of resources to pull this off; you can simply do the best you can with what you have.By consistently striving to do the best you can with what you have (which includes examining mistakes and adjusting accordingly), you will—by default—demonstrate discipline, strategy, and the perennial qualities endorsed by societal luminaries.Over the course of time, you will maximize your chances of success, and subsequently, maximize the odds you will inspire someone else.You’ll be able to build off smaller successes, and springboard onto large ones.
It all starts with doing the best you can with what you have, regardless of who takes notice.Life is already hard, so why—over the long-term—make it any harder than it has to be? Do the best you can with what you have.
When pursuing your dreams, do what you can as often as possible, or your options will be taken away one by one, and you will be increasingly forced into doing what is necessary. As time goes on, “doing what is necessary” will serve your dreams less and less.
I think it’s better to do what you can, while you can still do it.
The question is not whether I am a “good person,” or a “capable guy,” or an “awesome performer,” the question is whether or not I earn those titles every day through my actions, regardless of what temporary classification forms around me.
This is a way to reduce egoic considerations of what I think I might be, and direct this transient assemblage of flesh and consciousness (me) into a configuration that aligns with whatever free will I may or may not possess.
If you work with what you’ve got and you’re brutally honest with yourself (so you can accurately gauge your progress, determine if you can handle a heavier load, and adjust course when it’s necessary), then just like Mandela, you might be able to go from being a forgotten prisoner to a heralded leader.You stand a chance at exploring your full potential.