We often forget our talents when comparing ourselves to others. We watch and see other people succeeding or achieving goals of their own, and we allow ourselves to feel down about it. We often forget that we each have our own individual and special talents as well, they just sometimes get thrown in the gutter when we see the amazing things that other people are doing or have. With that being said, I also find myself especially getting so worked up and overwhelmed with my own problems. Will I succeed in life? Will I be good enough? I am constantly asking myself questions that I wish I had the answers to. But the truth of the matter is, if we all threw our problems into a circle, we’d probably wish we could take ours back. Yes you may have failed a test or ate bad food, or said something you regret, but guess what? Everybody is facing their own problems and going through their own struggles. Getting down and out on yourself isn’t going to help anyone.
I think we need to all take a minute or two out of our busy days and remind ourselves why we are here. What is our purpose, what can we do to make a change? What do we need to do to succeed in life and what are our true talents and accomplishments? I constantly see people around me doing so much better in school, getting good jobs, traveling the world, gaining success constantly, and I feel like a caterpillar in a world of butterflies. But like I always say, life is about perspective. So if you’re feeling like a caterpillar, then be a caterpillar in a world of cockroaches. Find your blissful medium that allows you to be who you are happily. Stop comparing yourself to others and viewing yourself as the underdog. If you have the power to change the way you view yourself; then why not do it?Stop what you are doing and write down things you are good at. Write down what you succeed at and what your accomplishments are. We often forget all of the things we are truly good at or overlook them because we think people are better at them. But it’s time to realize that you are special and you are important. You have a right to brag about yourself, so go ahead and do just that; right now. Get a piece of paper and write down a bunch of positive things about yourself. Keep writing and keep thinking of more things. It’s fun, I promise, and it will help you remember the things that keep you going.
Don’t let your light burn out just because someone else’ may be brighter. Keep your light shining high and shine like the beautiful caterpillar you are.