Do you ever get the feeling that you’re falling behind from other people your age? Do you feel like you’re running out of time? Sometimes, I do…
This past week, especially, I had really bad anxiety because I felt like I was running out of time…for what? I don’t know…
I guess it’s the way the world works today with new technology, new fashion trends, new ways to make money, etc, coming up ALL the time; and if you don’t keep up with them, you fall behind.
Even though that constant evolution sometimes inspires me to create and try new things, I often fall on the feeling that I’m not doing enough.
This time, I fell for the trap of feeling that I need to make more money NOW, travel alone NOW, travel with my friends NOW, have a successful career NOW, be fit and a gym body NOW, spend time with all my family NOW… as if it was all now or never. I even started trying to figure out a plan in my head about how could I make it all work, but it’s just a weird train of thought where nothing’s ever enough.
But finally last night, I was reminded that even though sometimes it feels like you’re late and that you’re passively competing with other people your age, in reality you’re not.
Life doesn’t happen when you reach your goals (which you will), but it’s in the journey towards reaching those goals.
Your own journey is perfect and unique, because YOU are perfect and unique.
So I came to the conclusion that I should give myself a hug and remember that I’m not failing. Also, that if you ever feel that way too, you can see that you’re not alone and sometimes, you need to slow down to go faster.