I’ve heard so many times people say that “I’m only human.” I am not a fan of ONLY. I’m more of a fan of “I AM Human.”
If you look at the actual facts behind what chance you had in becoming an actual person, it’s stunning. Gary Vaynerchuk has a video explaining that life is a 400 trillion to 1 shot. You can see his video here. He states it perfectly. When you realize that you ARE human rather than ONLY human, your mindset changes from being a victim to being a person who starts looking at positives.
The term ONLY is a slap in the face to all the people who have done great things in their lives. The people who have overcome major setbacks and injustices and actually DID something to improve their lives as well as others around them. Take Jessica Cox for instance. She is an airline pilot. She is “ONLY” human alright. She is the world's only armless airplane pilot. Take Jack Andraka who developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that is cheap, effective, and non-evasive...all before he turned 16. Or James Holman who circumnavigated the globe...as a blind man...in 1832. They are humans.
My point is that the word ONLY has a negative connotations to me. When you mess up and say simply I’m human, that is okay with me. We all make mistakes and fail. Being ONLY human sets the tone that you cannot be better than you are. Be ambitious. Be passionate. Be driven. Be fearless. Be HUMAN!