I am working my way thru Zig Ziglar’s ‘Steps to the Top’ and this weeks topic is ‘Attitude and Inferiority.’ Great! Something I’ve always struggled with. Reading Zig’s words, hunting the internet for wisdom, and just taking the time to ponder when I feel the most inferior I’ve come to this conclusion – Comparison is the thief of joy.
Often, we look around and compare our chapter one to someone else’s chapter eight. In the day of social media, in which we live, this is even more of a challenge, because what we see of people’s lives, is the highlight reel. More often than not, we don’t see the struggle, that goes into accomplishments. Because of this, we can often feel as though we are inferior or behind the ball.
Those of you who know me won’t be surprised that I use music to feel better. I hurt, turn on a song. I doubt, turn on a song. I feel inferior to another’s success – TURN ON A SONG!
This song by the incredibly talented, Brendan James, says it all. Everybody has a different story than you because none of them are YOU. Our lives are our own, as are our dreams and ambitions. So don’t compare your journey to another’s… They won’t walk the same path that you do because their destination is different. Your journey is as unique and special as you are and that’s what makes this world beautiful. The diversity, not the sameness. Enjoy the song and KNOW that you are special!