I am QUEEN of subconsciously comparing my chapter one to other’s chapter twenty. It’s absolutely insane, but sometimes I just can’t help it. I always feel like I should have the best of everything at every moment, and the truth is life just doesn’t work that way and my path is different from everyone else’s. In college I was always very hard on myself to do well and get only A’s, work 24/7 and maintain my relationships. Every couple of months I’d have a mental breakdown, so it’s hard to realize that you can’t do everything and you can’t be anyone else but yourself. I mean if you’re working 35 hours a week, going to school full time and trying to have a tiny, tiny, tiny social life, you can’t ALWAYS get A’s. The fact is sometimes, no matter how hard I studied for Finance, I would only EVER get a B. And that’s ok, that’s who I am. You can’t be good at everything and other people will always be ahead of you in some way. There’s always going to be someone better at math than me, sometime holding a work title higher than mine, somewhere. But my chapter one is not your chapter one and it may be a chapter you never even cross. But it’s my own and I have to own it and be confident in it.
This week I challenge you to stop comparing yourself. Be confident in what you’re good and and try your best in those not-so-good areas. Always strive to be the be the best you can be and your very own Chapter 20 will come and it will be perfectly yours.