Stop competing in sports? No. Nothing like that. I read something the other day and of course, it got my mental wheels spinning. The more I thought about it, the more I saw it in myself as well as others I know.
When I say ‘stop competing’, I’m referring to with other people, with your past, with whatever is making you second-guess yourself.
We are all individuals. We all have our own path to walk, accomplishments, failures and mistakes to make. It’s who we are. It’s what makes us individuals.
As a mom, I’ve thought, I wish I had the time to stay at home with my kids. I wish I was more understanding. I fly off the handle too much. It’s not fair I have to work and others don’t. Why isn’t my house as clean as my friend’s house? Heck, she has more kids at home. Why can’t I be Pinterest crafty? I wish I dressed better. I wish I could afford to get my hair done more often.
Why am I comparing myself to other people? I work hard to try and stay humble; to count my blessings; to be content with what I have; to strive to improve where needed.
I need to remind myself it’s not a competition. My path is meant for me. What I do and don’t accomplish is my responsibility. I am enough and if there are changes to be made, the ball is in my court and I either find a way to make it happen or I accept the reality if it doesn’t.
If this sounds familiar, and I’m sure it does to someone, then remember you are meant to be who you are and I am meant to be me. It’s not a competition; but a journey to be taken.