Comparison is the thief of joy…

As someone who has essentially always gone after what I want despite there being obstacles, it’s really hard for me when I see those I care about not doing the same thing. It’s especially hard when I see people missing out on great opportunities because of uncertainty.

One of the most important life lessons I’ve learned is that life is full of uncertainty. Past experiences don’t always hand us a lesson to be learned neatly wrapped into a little box and left on your doorstep. Sometimes you just have to let things go and accept the fact that you can’t always learn a lesson right away. We are, after all, only human.

In order to move on from past experiences, you must consciously let go and turn your eyes to the future. Don’t let baggage affect who you are, you are certainly not what you did or how you’ve acted previously, that is a product of what happened to you. It’s so important to remember that you control your own destiny, so remember, your past is not your future. Remember, the rest is still unwritten, you can change your expectations of yourself and those around you.

Pardon my french, but it's true.

So I ask this of you, don’t let your past ruin something that could be potentially great. Each opportunity given to us is presented in order to make us better, or show us how great life can be. If you want or think you might want something, go after it, because the best opportunities often only knock once. Don’t let them get away, or I can gaurantee you’ll regret it.

3 responses to “Comparison is the thief of joy…

  1. Is your goal to be the next Dear Abby?

  2. Great post! I think it’s a hard thing to do – to be able to step outside of the situation and stop comparing yourself to other people. It’s also hard to not get bogged down by the “could of, should have, etc.” in life. The purpose is to focus on the future confidently, one day at a time 🙂

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