“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” - Rick Pitino (US Basketball Coach)
That is not be the best at everything.
That is not try and be good at everything.
It doesn’t take long to work out what we’re good at and what we’re not good at. Focus on what we are good at, and everything else should fall into place. It is impossible to succeed in everything. No one is superhuman. But those who you think are have only succeeded in a very narrow line of work.
This is why schools and the education system full stop is backward. They try and make us better at everything we’re not. They forget what we’re already showing promise in. We’ll only get better at that. Lets make the child better at maths, or english, or art. They’re not very good at that at the moment.
Let’s see what the child is good at from an early age.
Be it english, maths, art, dancing, singing, football. Whatever it is. Stop trying to make the child average at a collection of things. Make them excellent at whatever they’re already good at.