DAILY PROMPT: I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN ME
Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at.
Q: Are you good at what you do?
A1: How would I know? Can we ever be objective about ourselves? And if we’re me, do we ever pause long enough in daily beatings of self over perceived shortcomings to recognise achievements?
A2: Not good enough, obviously. If I were, I’d have agents clamouring to publish my novel and bloggers falling over themselves to slurp up my pearls/rubies/diamonds of immortal wisdom/insight/superlative nuance. Ain’t hapnin’, folks, so there’s your answer.
A3: Yes, I’m brilliant. Unrecognised, but undoubtedly brilliant.
Q: What would you like to be better at?
A: Blowing my own trumpet. Those whose egos play virtuoso trumpet with flair, panache and maximum volume inevitably take over the world.
But do I want to take over the world?
No, not really. Far too tiring. And besides, then I’d never know for sure if was good at anything (except trumpet-blowing), or whether I’d achieved stuff simply because I’d taken over the world.
See? One of those eternal questions…