Being the underdog is the place I most excel from. It is a great thrill to prove people wrong, and blow away their preconceived expectations. This has fueled many of my greatest feats. But it is unsustainable. It is not a model for growth. It means that I am seeking out detractors at every turn. The trailer for the new film Whiplash has a maniacal instructor say in stern and homicidal tone : there are no two words more harmful in the English language than ‘Good Job’.
And I have been feeling this truth. Now I don’t write because I don’t want to plateau or disappoint or just remain stagnant. Prove the naysayers correct. Maybe it is now long overdue that I simply go about proving myself wrong.