Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by Rob Arthur
It might seem like everyone else is successful.
They’ve got the perfect lives.
The jobs, the houses, the cars.
The bodies, the families, the friends.
All while we’re struggling to just get by.
We see our mistakes, our losses, our poor decisions.
Failure after failure.
Yet, we generally only see others’ highlights reels.
Letting their very best serve as our minimum expectation.
Setting for ourselves an impossible standard.
You might allow others’ success let you feel inadequate.
Not seeing how they struggle.
What happens outside the spotlight.
Their mistakes, losses, and poor decisions.
They have their failures, just like you.
What we do with our own is what matters.
We all have our failures.
Of course, we don’t all have the same circumstances.
We all have different strengths, weaknesses, and starting points.
All we can do is do what we can.
To be just a little bit better than yesterday.
Better than who we were.
Not anybody else.
You will fail.
You will make mistakes.
But you can keep showing up.
Keep putting yourself first.
You’ve got this.