Some mornings (like this one) I wake up and jolt right out of bed to get started on work. I check Instagram to see what other female entrepreneurs I follow are doing. I usually stumble upon some new accounts and see other people's successes. Most times, I feel this pressing urge to immediately begin creating and producing as much as possible in response to all that others are sharing.
How will I ever get everything done?
There's so much to do and so little time.
If I don't start now, I'll never get there.
How do I even begin?
What do I start first?
Will I ever be as accomplished as I want to be?
It's as though viewing other people's successes instantly brings to the forefront all that I haven't yet achieved. Why do we constantly compare ourselves to others? Why are we always contrasting our journey to the journey of others? Why do we think the beginning of our business ventures have to match the tenth year someone else has been working on theirs?
We tend to forget this when comparing ourselves to other people, don't we? We see their success and ask ourselves why we aren't there yet, meanwhile, those people have been working at their endeavors for much longer times than we have. Even if your timeline is similar to the person you're comparing yourself to and your success doesn't match theirs, does that mean you give up? Forget all the work you've done, experiences you've had, and the passion behind your focus?
When I get into this mindset of comparison and feel like my life should look different than it does, I gently remind myself:
What is for you will never miss you.
You are exactly where you're meant to be.
One day you're going to miss this exact version of yourself and your life.
Stop rushing your own evolution and bring grace into this present moment.
Enjoy all that you currently are and do.
Then I ask myself:
Even if you don't get the recognition or success you desire, would you still be doing what you're doing?
And the answer is always yes.
Regardless of the outcome, remember that everything you're thinking, speaking and doing holds energy. What type of energy do you house? What energy do you omit? What energy do you create?
At the end of the day, if you're happy and in alignment with what you feel you're meant to be doing, can that be enough? Or at least enough to push you to keep going, striving and embodying the purpose behind your actions rather than solely doing them for the outcome you desire?
This moment can be more than enough if you create it to be so.