With the new year already starting, like you, I usually start thinking about my new year’s resolutions. There’s always the usual ones, such as trying to work out more (lol), eat healthier, worry less, etc. For this year, I have a couple of new resolutions. The first and probably the most difficult is to stop comparing yourself to others. I believe this message applies to almost everybody, regardless of age.
I highlight this quote above because too often it’s easy to see other people’s success especially on social media and get a little envy. I‘ve been there, I admit it. All these thoughts get into your head of how you wish you could look like them, have their abilities, have a huge following, or be as successful as they are. Its easy to forget that everyone has a different journey, and while they’re already in their ‘middle’, our journey is just beginning.
It probably took them a long time to gain the success they have. If you see interviews, most of them didn’t gain success until years of hard work and dedication. Sometimes they get a big break and get a good platform to start off on. Everyone’s life path is different. This is an important reminder especially for myself as I apply to grad school. A part of me wishes I was ‘successful’ already (whatever that really means). Its pretty easy to psyche yourself out and feel inadequate. I try to remind myself that there’s still a long way to go. Some useful ways of thinking is to try and get a picture of the type of person you want to be. For example, I want to be a great blogger with a strong following. I understand to do that, I need to be consistent. So for this year’s second resolution, I’ve created a blogging schedule (like my segue? ;D) – so you can be sure to see posts MWF at 11AM PT (2PM ET). I think it’ll be a great way to be on top of my blogging game and give my readers a little treat for their day!
So instead of comparing yourself to others, I urge you to ask yourself these few questions: what are your goals for this year? What can you do to accomplish them? What have you learned now that you didn’t previously know?
I wish you all good luck on achieving your new year’s resolutions and the warmest regards for life! <3 If this helped you in any way or you’d like to share your insights, I’d love to hear them in the comments below. 🙂 Check back on Friday for new content. Happy New Year!