The Underdog

They say second place is the first among the last.
But think about it this way: if you are the smartest guy in the room, doesn’t our natural tendency towards complacency take over?

Don’t we become satisfied with who we are and our place in the world?

After all, when you are the best among your peers, it does seems as if you reached the top. There’s no where else to go.

Is it?

In truth, we should always have this underdog mentality.

There’s always room for improvement.

While you can never be perfect, you can always strive for excelence.

Proud but never satisfied.

Always the hardest worker in the room.

In order to achieve greatly, these are the mental attributes required.

A willingness to give 100% when everyone else wouldn’t even bother to show up.

2 thoughts on “The Underdog

  1. Very true Cristian. Becoming perfect is an endless pursuit. It never ends. So whenever i come across someone who thinks he is perfect or he knows everything, i pity them. Having an underdog mentality is great. Works for me every time. You always work hard to be better.

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  2. Complacency is not reserved for the “best in the group”, unfortunately. Even the lesser of us can become complacent through rationalization and/or laziness. I do agree that we should check our egos, though, when we are the best in the group. My mentality is that while I might be the smartest guy in the room here and now, what about the next room or the next time? Besides, I have found far better experiences sharing my knowledge and skills when I’m the “best in the room” or working hard to learn from the one that is the best in the room.

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