Yes, we all want to be the best!
This is universal in whatever we do. We want our children to be the best in school, in sports, in everything they want to do. We want to be the best at work, at home, at our hobbies, in everything we do. Our country thrives on competition and a few years back, some people thought it would be good to allow all participants to receive awards. Of course, that took away from trying to be your best if everyone got an award.
Let's talk about apples and oranges. Both are tasty, both have bright, beautiful colors, both have health benefits and both taste good. Everyone can agree they are not the same. They both fill a need. When I want to make a pie, I reach for the apples. When I want juice, I reach for the oranges. Each one is better suited for my tasks. Sure I could make an orange pie or try to squeeze apple juice by hand from fresh, firm apples but it would not be as good. You get the idea.
My husband is a good mechanic, carpenter, and plumber. He can fix anything that goes wrong around the house. I am a good cook, cleaner, and planner. I keep things humming along around the house. Both of our jobs are important but not the same. I don't want his jobs and he does not want mine. Different is good. I like to think I fill in the gaps where he is lacking and he fills in mine. That's what a marriage does. That's what a well run business does as well. Workers fill in the gaps and the business is whole. Again, different is good.
So before you insist on your children being like all the others, consider these things. Before you judge yourself by others, consider the differences. Differences are good. You are unique, your business is unique. You fill in the gaps in your community. Your work is valuable and your contribution is immeasurable.
Go into the New Year with a new vision of who you are and what your business does to contribute to your community. Explore the differences in your life and enjoy them.
Happy New Year!
Ricki McCallum CastNet Realty 361-944-2051