Say what? Simply stated, our journeys are unique. Our goals are unique. Why then, do we spend time comparing ourselves to others?
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief to joy.” When we compare ourselves to others, we deprive ourselves of all the great things we’ve done and how far we’ve come. We are taking away from our own happiness. What’s worse is that it may even discourage us from moving forward.
Whether the goal is to be physically fit or lose a few pounds (or any other goal), you need to know that you can get there. It takes consistent steps forward and some discipline but you can absolutely reach your goals.
The key is to not give up. Your journey may have more twists and turns but that’s ok. It is what makes life interesting. Keep going!
If you need further convincing, here is a short list of people that would have never known greatness if they quit on themselves.
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because, his editor said, he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
Henry Ford went broke five times with his early businesses which all failed.
Babe Ruth held the record for strikeouts. He once said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
How do you reach your goals? By consistently taking action and not giving up.
How do you enjoy the journey a little more? The journey is uniquely your own. Hike your own hike. Be authentically you. Enjoy the ride.