It seems one of the hardest things to do these days is t stay sincere to one’s self. Being constantly bombarded by Facebook statuses of “gratitude” (which I call bragitude, even when I do it) , pictures of babies, or their newest “accessory” #myride #bmw. Al these exert a substantial amount of pressure on anyone viewing who hasn’t reached that stage yet and certain levels of jealousy.
Not everyone has the same goals in the same order of importance, let alone the same fate, so why do we constantly gauge ourselves with various gauges? If your priority is to own a business before you own a vehicle, then do shift your focus from that. If you keep focusing on others accomplishments which do not line up with yours, you are simply measuring water with a measuring tape and wondering why it’s not working out. This will only result in despondency and a great sense of failure.
I keep a list of my goals on my bedroom door and engraved in my mind. Every time I find myself measuring water with a measuring tape I flip back to my list and remind myself of MY goals, in MY preferred order. Competition is good, and necessary in the right amounts however don’t let it derail you from the race you set out to run, diverting to join a race you know not of its end beginning and reward.
Use jealousy and competition to your advantage, let it inspire you, and remember: thou shalt not covet!