In other words, stop comparing yourself and your career path to others! You define you. Everyone has seasons when they are on top of the mountain, or deep in the valley (and anywhere between the two). What may appear to be someone who has it all together may, in fact, be quite the opposite.
When we compare ourselves to others, we diminish our own accomplishments, and our ability to clearly see our path. Yard-sticking focuses on the other person; their personality, success, beauty, physique, spouse or partner, accomplishments, and yes; their “stuff”. Inevitably, we will begin to feel diminished in the process.
Remember who you wanted to be when you were little? What gifts and talents did you exhibit before someone told you that it would be better if you did X, Y, or Z instead? What activities did you enjoy freely and joyfully in elementary school? Art? History? Writing? Math? Drama? Music? Cartoons? Gym? Recess (remember recess)? Look inward; reconnect with your gifts, and you will stop comparing your life to another’s.
Endeavor to persevere.
Tanoa Lynne Poirier is the Managing Principal at Poirier Enterprises Inc., specializing in the management of community associations, commercial and investment properties, and individual residences in South Florida.
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