Saturday, January 4, 2014

Running Without the Race

One thing that I want to start working on going forward is not measuring my own personal success against those around me.

For as long as I can remember, I have been comparing myself to everyone around me, and feeling bad if I am "behind". Does everyone do that? I know that as humans, comparing ourselves to other people is somewhat normal, but why do we always have to make ourselves feel horrible if we aren't at the same place as someone else?

We assume that we know everything about everyone's personal journey, and then compare ourselves to this nonexistent version of other people. I am not sure where I heard it, but someone said something like

"Don't compare your blooper reel to everyone else's final cut." 

I need to stop feeling bad because in my worst moments I am not comparable to someone else's best moments. You never know what someone else has gone through to get where they are, and just because they are in a good place now, doesn't mean that they will be there for long. Anything can happen. I need to just focus on myself, and try my best to get where I wanna be. I'm gonna work on running with blinders on, because there's no one else that can do what I do, or get where I am going the same way that I can. 

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