Business (and Life) is a multi-player, multi-move game that is never ending, where new players can enter the game at any time and the rules are forever changing. Best is a static state that is temporary at best; just ask Atari or VHS or Garmin or Blackberry. Rather than setting a goal of being the best, perhaps we are better off setting a goal of continuous, never ending improvement: Every day, better than the day before.
“The battle of getting better is never ending.” – Antonio Brown
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome
“Complacency is the biggest challenge of champions. It takes two skill sets; two types of motivation: one to climb the mountain, another to remain.” – NSC
“Better suggests a journey of constant improvement, makes us feel like we are being invited to contribute our talents and energies to make progress in that journey. Better, in the Infinite Game, is better than best.” – Simon Sinek, The Infinite Game, Why, Leaders Eat Last
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier