What would you like to be the best at?
If you had to pick one thing, what would it be?
Would you like to be the best lover, fighter, writer, speller, washer, cook, cleaner, runner, batter, jumper, director, musician, ejaculator, typist, driver, manager, reader, or whatever. It doesn't matter what. Just pick.
If you were the best and no one was ever going to be better than you, would you lose all desire for the act?
I'd like to be second best. I'd try harder. If there was only one guy in the world who was a better lover than me, I think I could handle that. What I couldn't handle is knowing there are 1,258,356,589.5 guys who can "do the job" better than I can. That would be too much of a blow to my ego.
Same with almost anything. Driving, cooking, it doesn't matter. I think that once you've become the best, you have nowhere to go but downhill.
I'd settle for the best at being me. As trite as that may sound, it's my best chance of success, and I am the only judge of when that pinnacle has been reached.