Banking on first place is tough. There’s only one spot, and the decision is completely out of your hands. The decision is based on somebody else’s opinion, based on their experiences, and based on what they see.
But this isn’t a post about how to get first place or to be the best at anything, because there’s so little we can do about it.
You don’t need to be the best, you don’t even need to be first, and you definitely don’t need to be liked by everybody.
Because every day we get the chance to measure something more worthwhile, valuable, and long-term than trying to be first place on somebody else’s list.