I saw an Instagram post this week that said, “don’t compare yourself with anyone but you 5 years ago.” #Motivation #BeingSarcastic
In all seriousness, it got me thinking. Birthdays are always a good time for that kind of reflective pondering.
About 5 years ago, things were falling apart for me. Dying family member. A divorce. I lost my job. I felt so broken. I can still remember the mornings when I would run until I couldn’t breathe just to feel anything besides the ache of my reality. I floated along rock bottom using alcohol to soften the crashes.
Slowly but surely over those last 5 years, all of the little pieces have turned around. I learned to breathe again. I don’t have to run from my reality. I don’t drink to feel. I’m relearning who I am and who I can be.
In fact, I’m a testament to how everything can change. I’m so proud of that. I have tears in my eyes, just writing that. I’m proud of that. I’m proud of myself.
I spent a lot of this week sharing the lessons that have helped me become more proud of myself over this last year, but I realized there’s one more lesson that I forgot.
Comparison is a thief of joy.
The real lesson? Stick with comparing your life today to where you came from. Comparing your life to others will just steal time and energy.
Save it. You’ll need it to survive this life.
This week, I’m sharing my birthday lessons. 6 thoughts that helped me see the world a little differently over the last year. I’ve also included a podcast that anyone who wants to start a small business should listen to, and a link to my new online job post writing course.
For those of you who want a little extra coaching, this is it. The kkbday code still works for 34% off until Tuesday.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes -
CEO, Three Ears Media