Rick Allen, the heavy metal rock band Def Leppard’s drummer, didn’t want to be near people when he had an auto accident in 1984 that caused his left arm to be amputated.
He asked his brother for his stereo while in the hospital and it was then that he realized that he might still be able to play the drums as a one-armed drummer.
Allen continued to play with the band during its most commercially successful period.
What he learned was that he could no longer compare himself to others.
That he is unique and can only be compared to Rick Allen.
There’s someone better, smarter, more attractive, funnier, richer and on and on but in the end it doesn’t really matter.
Like Rick Allen, compare yourself to you and only you to see the real growth that keeps you motivated.
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