Guest Post by Mr. R
Often times we tend to forget what we are and who we are. In the constant hunt of improving yourself and trying to achieve the unachieved, trying to stand out, trying to gain the fame and the name, we forget who we really are. Its laughably very easy to forget how far we have come in life, taking one moment to think how far you have come and what you have achieved can bring that unseen smile on your face or that gratification.
I was telling my friend the other day that we constantly batter ourselves with new challenges in life, new goals to achieve and milestones to reach. I have not for once appreciated myself enough to have achieved all the things that I thought were impossible a year ago.
Interesting thing about us humans is that we constantly evolve, we adapt, change and improve ourselves over time. Ask yourself what and how were you a year ago? 2 years ago? 5years ago? Things change, our thought process change, our opinions develop, things we thought were impossible now seem possible. If you look back and check out your own pictures, you will feel, did i really look that way? Did i really do that? Change happens. Change in life is the only constant. Appreciate what you are and what you have become because of the right things you have done, gift yourself that happiness you deserve.
But then again, there is always going to be a person richer than you, there is always going to be a person who is driving a better car than you. If you are going against that law of nature then you are up for disappointment.
We cannot compare our lives with someone else's life and feel that i am not doing enough, I have not achieved enough. May be i am just a failure. That’s completely insane to think that way. We cannot measure our happiness based on cars we drive, big lavish houses we live and compare that with other’s lives. We just don’t know what’s inside that beautifully decorated wrapper we see.
If you think logically, every one life and life's circumstances are different. Priorities differ. You should be your own competition, challenge yourself than with others.
Don’t get me wrong, having that hunger to grow and achieve larger things in life and living larger is a great quality to have, not everyone can be that. How else would anyone achieve their ambitions if they don’t have that hunger to succeed. It’s equally very important to be content and enjoy what you have and appreciate what you have done.
Look beyond all the imperfections. You are only as better as you think you are!