It doesn't matter what I do, I will try to be the best that ever did it. If I picked up trash for a living I would be the best trash man you ever saw.
If I was a drug user I would probably be a dope fiend because I take things to the extreme. I would probably try to snort a whole kilo of cocaine in an hour just to say I gave it my all. That's why I don't do drugs. We all have different tolerance levels and you don't know what yours is until you experiment.That's a gamble I can't take.
When I'm with a woman sexually - every single time - my goal is to put her needs ahead of my own and satisfy her so much that she will be convinced that I am the standard by which all man should be judged. I want to put pressure on her to where she feels like she's wasting her time giving her body to another man; even if we're no longer seeing each other.
When my kids give me a Hallmark card that reads World's Best Dad, I want to look at those words and feel deep down in my heart that I've earned them.
I'm a communicator, so I want to be the best at communicating; primarily through writing. It doesn't matter if it's a song, a book or an advice column. I have written songs that I'm sure would have made me lots of money but I didn't feel they were worthy of my fans spending their hard earned money on. So I trashed them. I literally threw them in the trashcan. I want to be the best.
Now whether I'm the best or not will ultimately be decided by who's telling the story. But I will always try to be the best. My motivation is more personal than it is for money, accolades and praise. It's something in my DNA that says, if you're going to do it, do it right. Leave everything on the field. I have an emphatic distain for mediocracy.