A few years back, I would often use references from a book, Good to Great, in my
speeches and trainings. While the examples cited mostly corporate lessons, I believed it was equally relevant to life.
Lesson #1: Good is the enemy of great.
Oftentimes when we think we're good--it invites complacency. Good so often becomes 'good enough" and our striving to improve dissolves.
We started ChattyCupcakes determined to always strive to better our best--"good" is never good enough. Our conversations are continually discussing ways to improve--better ingredients, better recipes, and better processes. There is always room for improvement.
Be careful who/what you compare yourself to--your perspective may misrepresent reality.
After their retirement, my parents would vacation in Florida.