Do you celebrate yourself?
Something I’ve always struggled with is feeling like I’m not where I need to be; looking at individuals ten steps and a decade ahead of me and comparing my current accomplishments to theirs.
I’ve struggled with this my whole life.
I ask myself constantly: “Am I doing the right thing?”, “Am I where I should be at this point in my life?”, “Could I be doing more?” , “Should I be making more money?”, “Am I even impacting people the way that I want to be?”
And lastly... “Am I happy?”
I am a futurist and dreamer by nature — I struggle admiring the present and am constantly looking at the next best thing I can do. With this, I also struggle with acknowledging the past.
With my past, comes my accomplishments. With my accomplishments, comes where I am today.
Yet, I fail to celebrate myself and all I HAVE done. Instead, I allow myself to feel bad about the things I have NOT done yet.
Here’s the thing— there is NO “X, Y, Z” timeline. Your 24 may be someone else’s 34. Or vise versa.
Learn to celebrate your now and appreciate the process. Celebrate your past. Celebrate your accomplishments.
It’s easy to get in the comparison game— but the only person you should be trying to pass is your past self.