You’re Still the Best
A reminder from one of the greatest
Towards the end of his career, Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson struck out and the next batter in the lineup heard him saying to himself as he returned to the dugout, “Don’t worry, Rickey, you’re still the best.”
A casual fan might laugh and think “Why does a First Ballot Hall of Famer need to remind himself he is good?”
A more cynical observer might note that Ricky was in fact not the best player in the league at the time. In fact at that point, he hadn’t even made the All Star team in 9 years.
Average people don’t understand that elite performers NEED to think they are Superman the moment any self doubt creeps in. And EVERY superstar experiences self doubt.
Elite performers need to simultaneously think their worst isn’t that bad and their best isn’t good enough. They cannot be rational because the rational performer will flinch under pressure and coast when times are good.
To be your very best, you must embrace irrationality. Are you?