I “play” the piano. Play is in quotation marks because I can not by any stretch of the imagination be considered even remotely good at said instrument. Nor will I ever be considered remotely good without dedicating a good amount of time improving myself. I started piano way too late, don’t spend nearly enough time practicing, and don’t have the drive to improve myself much beyond my current ability levels. I will forever be relegated to pecking out simple songs out of those 88 magnificent keys. But you know what? I am one of the best piano players in the world! You may scoff at the hubris of such a ludicrous statement, but have you ever attempted to play the piano? I thought not. Yet another person I’m better at piano than.
Trying new things is hard. It’s scary. You have to leave your comfort zone. You have to meet new people. You have to expose yourself to embarrassment. All these things and more prevent us from getting out there and doing something new. But if you can overcome that, if you can simply get out there and just try, that simple act of trying makes you better than almost the entire planet at what you’re trying to accomplish. All because you tried and they didn’t.
So, go on! Get out there! Try! You’re the best!