During my high school and college years, I learned quickly that there were kids who were much better basketball players that I was. Playing with them was often an exercise in humility and frustration. And I took every chance I could to make sure I was included in the games with people better than me.
Why? Because it made me a better player. And fast.
Although our nature can be to run from situations like this, we can all learn to relish them as well. The moments of frustration are the catalyst to improvement. And while humility is a trait you want to stick around, the frustration will disappear over time.
Our annual Campaign Monitor took place just over a week ago on Oahu. I was once again reminded of this fact of life over the course of the weekend, talking with teammates and during a couple of meetings. For a small team (< 75), we have a ridiculous amount of talent! And when I look at the work of my teammates and what they've accomplished, I feel like I'm back on the court again, playing with people who are miles ahead of me.
I wouldn't have it any other way!