“Be the Number One in What You Do” is a cliched phrase used to motivate people. The drawback of this statement is that it is not a win-win formula. Since there can be only one Number one, everybody cannot be a winner.
Is it Fair that Everybody Cannot be a Winner?
When I was a student, my dad never pushed me to become number one. Instead, he used to tell me ‘Being number one is about inborn talent and hard work. You might be talented and very hard working but there could be another person who is more talented and equally hardworking. However, with hard work alone, you can definitely be one among the best, though not necessarily the number one’.
Being number one or the best is not just about determination or passion or effort. There is a major determining factor on which we have no control. That is ‘Luck’ or’Fate’ or whatever name you call it. Your luck could manifest in many ways. It could be your DNA, your dad’s bank account, the country you are born in or just right things happening at the right time. If you fall behind others in the game due to the factors you can’t control, It’s not fair.
Is There a Formula Where All can Win?
I think the solution is to be unique than number one. You can’t be the best in somebody’s game but if you create the game, you will always be on the top. The best thing about this is that every person can be a champion.
What’s the Key to Uniqueness?
In my opinion, we are all born unique. However, we tend to follow the trend for acceptance. Rather than changing our original nature, if we try to refine and polish it, we can express our true self and be unique. We need the courage to swim against the current and the courage to ignore plenty of criticism if you want to be unique. Discover your natural abilities and apologetically define your game and be the champion. Always remember the quote below:
“If You Are The Best, You Are The Number One.
If You Are Unique, You Are the ONLY One”