A message to myself…
Stop comparing yourself to others.
There will always be someone better, prettier, faster, smarter, wealthier, cooler than you. You are wasting your time worrying about how you measure up to them.
If this is your dream, your goal, your passion, your calling, then why do you worry about how you measure up to others in the field? Why not let them inspire you, guide you and encourage you? Why do you let them intimidate and immobilize you?
Envy. Doubt. Fear.
These are your enemies and they deserve none of your time or energy.
Persistence. Faith. Confidence.
These are your friends. These are tools that can help you accomplish your goals.
You must believe in yourself. Employ your energy on your own behalf!
You must believe in yourself if you expect others to believe in themselves.
You must believe in yourself if you expect others to believe in you.
You must believe your dreams can come true. They are your dreams after all. No one else can make them come true.
Pursue them joyfully, freely and without guilt, shame or remorse!
Accept your talents and abilities with grace and pride and hone them under the scrutiny of your self-love and confidence.
Practice with passion and patience.
Do with diligence and duty.
Learn. Think. Act. Repeat.
This is all you have to do. There’s no room for comparison. No room for skepticism. No room for cynicism. No room for fear.
You don’t have the time for that shit!
Don’t give up before you even start just because someone else seems further along than you. We must each walk our own paths.
Stop comparing yourself to others, damnit.
Namaste Fellow Travelers,