It seems that, as humans, we can’t help but compare ourselves to others.
- His plots are so well constructed
- Her character development is so much better than mine
- He makes more money
- She has more speaking engagements…..
- And on and on.
There will always be someone better at something.
The key is to find our passion, to live that passion and to be true to the gifts that are uniquely our own. You are perfectly equipped to be you. No one else in this world can smile your smile, think your thoughts or walk your walk nor can you smile, think or walk like another.
I have a friend that I always say has the life I would like to live. She lives in NYC, brings home a 7 figure paycheck and travels the world. But if you really put me (the me that is really me) in her place nothing would fit. I cannot be her and she cannot be me.
As a new year approaches I challenge each of you to reflect on your gifts, your talents and your special essence. Ring in the new year committed to being the best that you can be….and enjoy the world that you create.
Happy New Year.
Martha Swirzinski, M. A.