“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Feeling of control in life makes life feel alright. Attitude towards the present circumstances we can choose it’s in our total control.
When under pressure, we can collapse under other peoples’ expectations or focus and fulfill our personal best. In the end our personal best is the very best we are capable of, so why to even ask for more?
In the end the personal best is what matters and doing that for the sake of doing, and not being distracted by the external.
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…” — RUDYARD KIPLING
That is the path to our personal excellence, that excellence which matters and gives us meaning. Track to self-actualization means we are able perform close to which is our personal best, which will no doubt benefit others more than anything else as well.