It’s funny how good becomes mediocre once you recognize great. I have the 15th highest Tetris Friends Marathon score in Virginia. People are impressed by that in conversation but all I can think about is how I don’t even scratch the top 100 in the nation. Truth is, I doubt I’ll ever be good enough to make it but I can live with that, it’s just Tetris.
Young people are always told how good they are at something. Positive reinforcement is important to pursuing interests, I guess. Be it writing, drawing, gymnastics, whatever. We’re encouraged to try our hardest and be the best. I’m thinking right now that my best might not be good enough. All the things I like to do, I can’t help but think of how many people are probably definitely better than me and how much my efforts might not matter.
I guess the only thing you can do is practice and hope enough people are impressed with 15th in the state that they’ll pay you to keep playing.