If you’re anything like me, life can seem a bit much at times. There’s so much pressure to be this awesome, successful person, and that pressure never seems to ease up. It may be hard to feel confident about yourself and to set out accomplishing new tasks, especially when you’re comparing yourself to every self proclaimed millionaire and entrepreneur you see every time you log on to your social media.
Perhaps you aren’t where you want to be in life. Maybe you’ve looked back and realized that time has slipped by your grasp. You thought you’d have a nicer car by now, or own a house. Maybe you want a higher income than you currently have. Whatever your goals may be, you have to realize that you have the capability to change things in your life. More importantly than that, you should understand that you are living a good life. Often times nowadays we crave the future and things we don’t have and look past all of the great accomplishments that we have already made.
Maybe it turns out you’re a pretty average person, and that’s okay. Things could be going a lot worse for you, couldn’t they? I’m not in love with my job, I’m not wealthy, I don’t have my dream car. These things used to bother me quite a bit until I took a minute to stop and appreciate everything that I do have. Doing that feels a lot better than spending time longing about what you could have done differently. Every decision you’ve made and everything that’s happened to you has been for a reason. Maybe you’re exactly where you need to be in life.
Try this: instead of comparing yourself to every wealthy CFO or Instagram model, compare yourself to people who are in worse situations than yourself. No matter what you do, someone out there has it worse than you do. Your reality is someone’s dream. That’s a powerful thing to think about. Somewhere out there, someone is fantasizing about living the life you have and owning the items you have. So, instead of being upset about what you don’t have, be proud of thankful of what you do have. Embrace being average!
Even if you can accept your life now, I’m sure there are still improvements you want to make. That’s a good thing! But the way you go about it can be the difference between becoming disappointed in yourself again and actually becoming who you want to be. Instead of trying to become perfect all at once, begin by setting small, easy to accomplish short term goals.
Spending some time and even money investing in yourself is the greatest thing you can do. But you don’t have to change everything all at once. If you’re wanting more money, maybe start by getting a second job. Or by trying to monetize a hobby that you love. If you’re wanting to look better at the beach in the summer, maybe you could start by preparing healthier meals at home instead of stopping for fast food. Maybe applying for student loans to go to college and get a degree could start you on the right path to get that career you’re wanting. There are endless small tasks you can start checking off and changes you can start to make to your life. You don’t need to be the best person out there, just start working on becoming the best you that you can be!