YOU are on your own journey. Even if you find the love of your life, the path you are on is only wide enough for one person. From time to time you may walk beside someone else, at other times you will struggle with yourself.
That voice of self-doubt and that feeling of insecurity? They are not real. They are the result of comparing the behind-the-scenes reality of your life with the highly edited film that everyone else has produced of the life they want you to see.
The simple truth is they have just as many fears, worries and concerns as you do. They look at themselves and see a train wreck unfolding, just like you, instead of the brilliant bit of editing that you see of them.
Just remember, you are on your own path. Forget about what everyone else is doing and seemingly achieving. They look at you and think the same thing that you think of them. Perhaps they wish they had different elements of your life like than you wish you had of theirs, but it is all the same in the end.
Take a moment to think about it. Do you wish you had their mortgage? Their failing relationship? Their screaming kids? Do you really want their medications?
I didn’t think so.
I know you wish you had the glamour they are trying so hard to project. You wish you had their big house and fancy car. You wish you had their closet of designer clothes and their bank account. Well, they wish they had your freedom. They wish they had the life that you take for granted as well.
So start living your life, but live it YOUR way.
Forget about what everyone is doing. YOUR life is about finding your limits and then breaking through them.
Find out what it is you want to do and then go after it. Take it step by step and do not stop for anything.
- If it’s taking longer than you think it should. Do not stop. It always does.
- If it is harder than you thought it would be. Do not stop. It always is.
- If you are overcome with doubt. Do not stop. Overcoming doubt is what this is all about.
If you do not understand it yet. All of this is just an illusion. Your real life is lived in the here and now. The real challenges you face are not in the world around you, but in your mind.
Don’t believe it? All you have to do is think back to when you were most satisfied with who you are. It always occurred when you overcame a personal hurdle, didn’t it?
Not somebody else’s, but your own. Yes I thought so.
So find another hurdle for yourself, one that only matters only to you and then jump over it.
That is what real gold medalists do.