You can always do better.
But not because there are others better than you.
You can always do better because you are a work in progress.
In Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, the authors write that each person is strong, capable, and that accomplishments are an “expression of inner conviction.”
You can always do better because you are not perfect. You never will be.
There is a yearning for the very best, the full potential that the coachee can experience. And when that connection ignites between today’s goal and life’s potential, the effect is transformative. . . . The accomplishment is a message about who the coachee can be. (Kimsey-House, Kimsey-House, Sandahl, & Whitworth, 2011, p. 7)
You can always do better because what you learn is useful for the future. It will be proof that you can do what you set out to do.
Only the fool will stop believing that he or she can no longer do better.