Dr-Seuss-Youer-QuoteThere’s nothing special about me.

There are plenty of better husbands in the world than me. And certainly many better fathers.

I have some musical ability, but I know others who can play circles around me. I can write, but… there are thousands who write far better than I do.

I’m not even a particularly good friend; I mean, I can think of plenty of times when I’ve let people down.

There’s nothing special about me… I may as well just give up now.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard the voices whispering these kinds of things to you. (Or maybe it’s just one voice – the voice of the satan, the accuser…)

Listen:

You may not be the best husband or wife in the world, but you’re the only one your spouse has.

You may not be the world’s best mother or father, but your kids don’t have a different one.

You may not be the best employee, neighbour or friend, but you’re the only who will go exactly where you go and who will meet exactly who you meet today.

You may not be the best writer, artist, musician, poet or singer, but you’re the only one who will have the specific opportunities that come your way today.

So whatever you do today, do it to the best of your ability. The world needs you to be you today. No one else is going to do it for you.