Be content in your own race.
In a world where everybody’s lives are a perpetual display of praises, accolades, achievements, and accomplishments, it is very easy to continually compare yourself to other people.
The truth is, you can always find someone who has more: more money, more fans, more followers and in most relevant in our online space, more traffic.
Comparing yourself to people who have more is not going to turn you into one of them. However, if you compare less and create more, you might actually become a person who has more.
No matter how much you accumulate wealth or “earthly posessions”, you cannot take any of it with you when you die. Just like most board games, like chess, once you are done; everything goes back packed nicely into a box.
Joel Osteen also said this over, the weekend: “It is easy to be tempted to go through life competing with everyone around us when we see someone who’s more talented, better looking or has more gifts. Instead of running our race and being comfortable with who we are, oftentimes we feel inferior and think,”
“I’ve got to catch up to them.” The problem with this unhealthy competition is that it is a never-ending cycle. There will always be someone ahead of us. But it’s a very freeing thing when you realize, “I’m not competing with you. I don’t have to have as big a house as my neighbor to feel good about myself. I don’t have to keep up with my co-worker,”
“I don’t have to be a certain size. I don’t have to have as many Christmas lights outside. No, I understand that I’m not in competition with my friend, my neighbour or my co-worker. Instead, I’m going to be the best me that I can possibly be.”
My life is a race. But who I run it with, is a choice I get to make. If I run this race with relatives, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, neighbours, I am left gasping, disheartened, desperate, insecure and lonely.
My life is a race. One that I choose to run with myself, not against anyone else. Because this is my race, I get to choose the parameters that I judge it by.
This is my race. It serves me. It is also about me. It is definitely me and who I am.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane
Editor: FS News Online