It happens every so often, those times when you find yourself wishing you were someone else. Or when you get swept up in the rush of another person’s journey and before long that attachment lulls you into a false sense of satisfaction within your own life. While living vicariously through someone else can be inspirational and thought provoking, it will ultimately leave you wanting; searching for the next fix in order to make your life feel like more.
It may be that you are in the shadows, without the understanding that you have all of the right tools but may not have the confidence to move forward. Or it could be that you are overwhelmed by messages from the world that make you feel as though you have to be a certain kind of person in order to have any kind of success.
The good news is that you can be who you want to be, starting right now. How do you do that? You begin by taking stock of what you have to offer the world and by reconnecting with your own desires. Instead of getting caught up in what other people are doing, take the time to check in with what’s going on in your own world.
Focus on positive thinking and reshape those thoughts into goals you can achieve in your current situation. Maybe you don’t want to be the next President of the United States but you would like to run for a city council office or be more involved in a local cause.
Step back to get some perspective. We all have great qualities that can be easier to see when we look at the big picture. When you compare yourself to someone else, you can lose sight of what you love and appreciate about yourself.
Surround yourself with great people. Friends don’t only bring out the best in you; they help you to see what’s already there.
Take care of what you have. Instead of focusing on what someone else is doing or what another person has that you don’t; take care of what you do have. Water your own grass and watch it grow. Soon you will be all that you were created to be.
“Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Job
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Kaylaa T. Blackwell is an IT Professional working @ Itron, Inc. and a student @ Southern New Hampshire University with a penchant for writing, researching and helping others resolve real world issues. She has a great interest in technology, business and psychology and how they impact each other. The views and opinions expressed in this article belongs to Kaylaa and do not represent the opinions of her employer. Learn more about her here.