How do you live with knowing you will always be mediocre at anything you attempt?
Even if you're mediocre, try to make the best out of what you can do. What have you got to lose? Hell, if you have the perseverance, try to see if you can go beyond your perceived limitations.
You do it with style.
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You may be on to something. There are successful series out there that started out as nothing but a hobby or parody of something else done for fun i.e One Punch Man, Dragon Ball, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
thanks for the encouragement. I may as well give it a shot.
>if I had focus, I could make something interesting
>instead I'm looking for validation by posting my face on a greasy otaku image board and having faceless gay men tell me I'm handsome
practice makes perfect
actually devote my time to one thing and try to get better and better at it.
You're only going to be mediocre until you practice the shit out of whatever you are doing.
Ever hear about how a person that becomes good at something does so by practicing for something like 10000 hours or so?
8 hours a week x 52 weeks a year = 416 hours spent working on something
Track your progress, see how long you can devote each week to something you want to master. Mastery comes with devotion and unrelenting focus.
This. Fuck everyone else's nihilistic bullshit, if you want to be outstanding at something then put in the work necessary to become so. First know what you need to do, then do it. Simple as that.
>know what you need to do
That's the hard part. There is never a foolproof method. You can spend ages trying everything, trying to figure out how to accomplish your goals, without ever figuring it out.
To add on to what the other guy said about One Punch Man.
ONE is actually getting his second webcomic of the same shitty art style, just slightly improved turned into an anime too.
Do you think it's robots' despondency that prevents them from enjoying things and thus never seeking to achieve great skill within them? It's always hard when starting something new like a sport, instrument, etc, but if you at some point can see a tangible increase in your skill then that becomes hugely inspirational and confidence-boosting.
>practice makes perfect
i dont like this meme
the people we are competing against are basically super humans. they are the roses grown and tended to carefully while we are the weeds that refuse to die.
you may reach the upper end of mediocrity but that is where you will stay.
Firstly, no one's saying you have to be the next world champion at something, just reaching a level of competency above most people, or a level you're proud to be at, is an admirable goal. Secondly, even if you never reach your desired level, just making the effort alone and constantly trying to achieve mastery is also admirable.
By realizing that being less mediocre than I was before is better than being as mediocre as I have always been
At least it's something