There’s a popular sentiment: ‘try your best’.
Young people are encouraged by teachers and parents to attempt ambitious feats. Much of the time these ambitions are outrageously unrealistic.Most kids won’t become astronauts, olympic athletes, or brain surgeons.
Odds are, they’ll be disappointed. So why bother?
I challenge Marshall: if I try my best, but I suck, what’s so great about that?
His response is unexpected, taking us through college basketball, Buddhist philosophy, and a search for meaning in the murk of corporate America.