So there i was, watching a bass guitar player on youtube, since i used to play bass myself. He plays like a god and is a musical genious. After a while, youtube gave me a “related” link to russian singing contest(something like X-Factor in UK) and there i saw this dude singing Smoke On The Water much better than the original singer did.
And i just started to think… I wanted to be a bodybuilder, when i was 14… Spent all my time to learn about it, spent all my money on creatine and glutamine and, of course, like most of us - didnt look like i lift for years. Around the same time i bought my first guitar, joined a band - played in many bands for 10-12 years just to get nowhere because honestly the music wasnt too good, exaclty like my bodybuilding.
I also did martial arts and around my late 20s i found out that i am a better instructor than i am a fighter when some of the guys i trained started getting even better than me.
There also was a time i played League Of Legends and never got out of the silver league(2nd worst one) while there are guys earning thousands of dollars just by playing the same game and winning competitions.
In my very late 30s started to get interested in strenght sports, and of course, i cant lift shit compared to some 19 year olds on the net.
There are so many impressive people in every field, who have the talent, the charisma and following.
There are so many god-like athletes, singers who can make you cry with the way they sing, there are people who create amazing stuff out of wood. Guys who can make a beautiful ornamented knife from an old spoon, and then there are surgeons and scientists who understand stuff no one of us ever could.
I never wanted to be famous or rich. But i do wanted to be good at something. Like really good. It just seems that in our life we see this singer, we think “oh, im gonna learn that” and we do, and then we just suck at medicore singing forever. Same goes with fitness, righ? We see some bodybuilders, we imitate them, and no one even knows we lift because we could take all the steroids in the world and still not be able to get 17 inch arms, lol.
It just sometimes suck to see people doing the things i have done in my life, and just being so good at them. And its not for my lack of trying. For everything i did, i spent all the time and effort i had.
We start our lives with the belief that its just hard work. You can be THAT singer if youd have the right teacher, spend the right amounts of time on that, right? You can be THAT bodybuilder or athlete if you just eat right, eat right supps, even take right steroids, right? You can play the violin like the crazy guys on youtube, if you learn your notes, join the musical school and play for 15 years, right? You will be the prime minister of your contry if you will end at the top of your class and join a political party and work hard, right?
There is a point in your life when you just realise that - NOPE. You did all you could and you never even came close to be remotely good.
Does anyone have a problem with this and how do you deal with it, if you deal with it?