A couple months ago I published a free ebook that has been downloaded thousands of times in countries all over the world. I still can’t believe it.
Reading the kind messages from readers has been incredibly humbling because I struggle every day – with varying levels of success – to live out the ideas I hold dear.
Whenever I am tempted to “believe the hype” about myself I have to remember that my wife knows the truth. She sees that while my belief in the words I wrote is genuine, the execution is imperfect. She hears me complain about the dumbest things and bears witness to my selfishness. She knows that there is a persistent gap between who I want to be and who I am on any given day. (Thankfully she loves me anyway.)
The good news is that I’m not alone in my imperfection/humanity, which means that you aren’t either, my friend.
Your heroes are not as perfect, and your flaws are not as unique, as you may believe them to be.