Interestingly, the biggest obstacle each of us faces to becoming the best we can be may actually be our own inflated self-image.
Throughout the world people think they are better than they actually are, and more often than not, their self-image does not always portray reality. What we think is outstanding is really quite average.
What we think is average may be borderline acceptable. This deluded way of thinking creates a levelling effect, and if you are not careful, you will become part of a large herd of quite average people, who share the same inflated views of their average abilities. This isn’t just my opinion. There are studies that have verified this phenomenon.