I think it’s wonderful when we can one up our self, to quote the wise Albus Dumbledore “It was one of my more brilliant ideas, and between you and me, that’s saying something.” It will be a sad day when I can no longer top the things I have done in my life. We all need something to reach for and something to strive for.
A good example and one that got me thinking about this subject today is the story of someone I admire and actually met once, Doug Walker. He has a website thatguywiththeglasses.com and on that website, he has a show called the nostalgia critic. He reviews old bad movies, and his videos are hilarious. Last year, he decided to stop doing nostalgia critic videos. One thing I remember by watching a video of his explaining the decision was that with one of his videos, he thought to himself “how am I going to top that.” But if you are a fan of Doug walker AKA the nostalgia critic you know he did bring the character back and the videos he has made sin
ce have been on par if not much better than the work he thought he could not top.
I too look at some of my work from the years past and see where I have improved and I see the areas where I can still one up myself. I am no expert on what makes a happy life but for me, a sense of achievement is a big part of it. Seeing the things I created and seeing where I have grown gives me great joy.
So next time you feel like you are not measuring up make sure that your yard stick has your name on it and no one else’s.
P.S. i am experimenting with new ways to format my blog posts and i would love some feedback.
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