At times we tend to look at what others have or what they have accomplished and look down on ourselves for not doing the same. We are where we are supposed to be. Everyone has their own path so stop looking at the lane next to you. Stay in your lane and run your race. You’ll be much happier in the end.
There’s an expression ‘When you snooze you loose’. I heard that this weekend and thought that is not always the case. Sometimes when you snooze you win. How? Because you stay out of drama. People these days are notorious for bringing others into their issues seeking validation, but we have to decide what issues are important to address and which ones to walk away from.
As humans, our initial response to things changing is to resist. We get comfortable in our current settings and fight tooth and nail to keep it. More times than not, there is something better waiting on the other side that we just can’t see through our blinders. Change is inevitable and should be welcomed.
Sometimes we sit around waiting for other people to make us happy. At times we think if I only had enough money or if I could find the right person. We can’t fall into that trap. Happiness is not found through monetary things or in someone else.
Sometimes things look so bleak that we think we will never recover. 16 years ago the devastation that wreaked havoc on our country was tragic, but we are here today still standing. The hurricanes are battering out country right now, but once the eye of the storm passes we will pick ourselves up and start over. You are capable and never let anyone tell you any different.
At times the problems of the world seem overwhelming. It is easy to think we as individuals don’t have anything to offer. We tend to think, I am only one person and they need so much help, what can I do? Well I am here to remind you that you can make a difference. No matter how little we have there is always someone worse off. You may feel like you are only one drop in a limitless ocean, but what is an ocean but a multitude of drops?(Cloud Atlas)
A lot of times other people tend to tell us that we are not enough. They send the message that we don’t have enough experience or that we are not important enough to do the things we see others accomplish. I am here to tell you that is not the case. We are all capable of doing extraordinary things; things we never thought we could do.
Sometimes we allow other people’s negativity to change how we feel about ourselves and the things we want to accomplish. I am here to tell you don’t let this happen. Those people do not want you to succeed. They will never be happy for you and you are better off without their influence.
The world is in a weird state and we all need to be reminded that everyone has something to teach us. It may not be their intention. Sometimes it is simply reacting with quiet dignity and defying the stereotype. What is it that you can teach others?
As they say, no man is an island. When I first heard that expression as a young girl I was confused. As I matured I realized the saying was gospel. No matter how good we are at what we do, there is always something that we don’t know. This is where we need to humble ourselves and ask for help. There’s no shame in surrounding yourself with experts in their field. In fact it is how successful men and women gain their success. Nobody can bring everything to the table.