In life we have to learn to appreciate every progress we are making, as insignificant and minor as it may seem sometimes but we must appreciate that we are moving forward. Half a step is better than none.
Many of us waste ample time making comparisons and secretly wishing and being envious of the lives of others that we don’t really take time to appreciate our own progress and milestones reached in our own backyard.
It is rather unfortunate that the social media age we live in has fooled us into living a life of competition and always seeking to prove that out lives are so much better and more progressive and that we have made it in life.
However, not all of that life displayed on social media is a real representation of people’s lives. Unfortunately some of us use that filtered life as a yardstick to measure our own progress and as a measure of our success.
That spirit takes away from you in a sense that you tend to focus so much time and energy on the things that are going well for others that you forsake the small victories that you should be celebrating in your own.
My desire for writing to you today is so that it may be brought to our awareness that your life is going well according to the plan and purpose of God for your life. Never ever seek to intentionally or unintentionally compete with the life of another. You have no business with their progress but every business with your own.
Let’s quit allowing the success of others to put pressure on us and make us feel like somewhat underachievers. You know the saying: “Own Lane. Own Pace. Own grace.”
Don’t ever put unnecessary pressure on yourself to compete with a standard that doesn’t even exist. There is a standard for your own life and your daily efforts should be directed towards becoming a better version of yourself not at being better than anybody else.