It's Friday. You sit on the couch, feeling tired from hours of work in front of the computer. And an idea comes to you out of nowhere. And you begin to feel behind in life.
Why am I not more successful?
Perhaps you expected to have a highly profitable business by now. Or that you were a well-known individual who made a difference in the world. Maybe you wanted to own a luxury home by now or travel the world on your own yacht. And that you had it all figured out by now.
But none of that shit has happened.
It's easy to panic in situations like this, especially if you look around. It's natural to compare your own journey to that of others. But why are we so fascinated with time?
- "This guy became a millionaire at 23."
- "She wrote her first best-seller by 26."
- "He became CEO at 32."
So, what? They are not the same as you. But it still hurts, right? "Why not me?" you may ask.
Everyone has their own path.
That sounds silly, I know. But you know what else is silly? Being an unhappy person. Because that is what happens when you pretend to control your destiny — you're attempting to play God every time you feel your life isn't the way it should be.
Think about it for a second — we only compare the things we see or know about people:
- How much money do they make?
- Where do they travel?
- Which car are they driving?
But everything comes at a cost. Why don't we think about:
- The stress of working late nights
- Guilt for spending only two days per week with kids
- Poor health habits
Next time you want to compare yourself to others, think if you're ready to compare every aspect of their life to yours.
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