Are you living your life in constant disapproval of your current situation? Are you going through each day wondering if you’ll ever reach your dreams? Are you staying up at night every day regretting how you spent your time during the day? Are you always questioning whether you’ll reach your full potential?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above then this article is for you! If you answered yes to all the questions above, then may God be with you.
As people we usually deprive ourselves of happiness through comparing ourselves to other people .We find solace in discovering that we are not alone and that life is not making an example out of us. The question that arises is; what do you do when you figure out that other people around you are ahead of you and don’t share the same problems with you? What do you do when you realize that you’re the only one amongst your circle that is not where they want to be in life or haven’t reached their full potential? I’ll tell you what you need to do!
Like the cliché goes, comparison is the thief of joy .It sounds really untrue until you realize that all your actions have become solely motivated by your desire to catch up to the people in your circle. To those of us who feel like we’re lagging behind, I just need you to know that we aren’t all going to reach our dreams at the same pace. The same way a person ordering ice cream at KFC gets their order faster than the one that ordered 21 pieces of meat is the same way we won’t all achieve our goals in life simultaneously (at the same time).
I have decided to live by the adage that says, “Live and let live”. Through it, I have learnt to go my own way and stop letting other people’s achievements make me feel less of a person. We’re not all headed to the same destination nor will we arrive at the same time. Instead of being de-motivated by what’s going on around us we ought to take all of that comparison negativity and use it as propelling motivation to push ourselves to where we choose to be.
An honest Pastor once said, “You must aspire to acquire the desire of which you require and do not retire even if you feel tired, but re-fire the fire to acquire the desire of which you require”.
To conclude, the point of all of this was to let you know that you should do what you need to do so in future you can do what you want to do. Don’t mess it up for yourself. Don’t let yourself down. Keep striving towards being the best you can be and everything will work itself out because the harder you work the luckier you become.
Article by Castro Letsoalo