It’s easy to get down on ourselves and compare our lives to what other people are doing. However, just try and take a step back to appreciate who YOU really are. Learn how to become naked with your own situation to help and heal others. Each and every one of our paths are so different, and by honing in on that, it allows us to remind each other to stay true to our authentic selves. Keep believing and focusing on your gift, because you never know who you’re impacting and inspiring.
Personally, even if I was able to have just one person feel something, it would reassure my decision to start this writing career of mine. And this is the point I’m trying to get at — you just need to start. Whatever your beating heart desires, wherever your passion truly lies, go out there and chase it. Do it. Become it.
As long as you start, you are already ahead of most people, and as long as you don’t stop, you’ll never fail. People talk about all these brilliant ideas yet never act on them because they’re either too scared to or they simply fear the unknown. But if you believe in something so strongly, it attracts others to believe in you as well. Confidence is real. Own who you are.
And of course, it’s never easy, but it’s not supposed to be. Nothing worth having in life EVER comes easy. Good things take time, and the one secret to success is to never give up. Don’t give up, but also don’t compare your life to others.
Stay true to yourself and appreciate your very own individual timeline. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” You must become aware and avoid your triggers. Start noticing the situations that cause you to play the comparison game. Social media is a big one for most of us. Looking at how “perfect” someone’s life looks after adding three different filters to the same photo, when In reality, everyone has problems at times. People fail, get sick, have flaws, and have bad days, no matter who you are, what you do, or what you look like. And most of the time we compare ourselves to the end goal of what others are doing versus actually acknowledging what the hell they’ve been through to get there. Just as much as you appreciate the results, you must understand the process.
Don’t strive to match someone else’s timeline or interests in life. Your true individual talents — your creativity, your work ethic, and that unstoppable character — is what sets you apart.
Focus on the finish line without watching how fast your opponent is running. The more you look to your left or your right, the more you will only fall behind. Keep believing in yourself, even if your subconscious mind is playing games with you. To perform at your best, create a tunnel vision until the end of your race. It’s not always about who places first, it’s simply finding the courage and stamina to never stop.
Just acknowledge your own individual timeline and welcome it with open arms. Embrace it. Run with it. Breathe in and take on life the way it comes at you — the good the bad the everything in between. Live YOUR purpose. And please understand when I say don’t compare yourself to other people’s success timeline. I promise you, you will make it to your destination too.