When I was a little child, I always thought I would grow up and be the best in the world at something. For some reason, it didn't work out that way.
I can think of dozens of things that I am adequate at. Some things I have ended up getting fairly good at. But that elusive "best" has always been out of my reach.
Obviously, at 50 years old I can now give up on becoming the Best dancer in the world, or being a movie star. I can forget running in the Olympics. The career in professional singing is out the door for sure, the old throat just ain't what it used to be.
I tried my hand at song writing, and novel writing. Not working out well for me.
I feel sorta' like the theme song from "Cops" "Whatcha' gonna do when they come for you?"
Old Satchel Paige was an African American baseball player, who could have been the best pitcher in history. He was born before his time though, and never got to pitch in the Major leagues until he was in his sixties. He was still magnificent, even at that age. He had a saying about looking behind you though. "Just keep on goin' forward" he would say "and don't look back, cause something might be catchin' up with you!"
I am beginning to think that something is catching up to me, but I DO NOT want to look behind me!
Yep, I could have been the best in the world at SOMETHING. But that's in the past. So I will go on ahead and do the best I can do in the time I have left. Isn't that what we all should do?