Friday Feelings | Being Where You're Supposed To Be

At the age of 22 - as a University graduate, there comes to be a kind of silent (and sometimes not so silent) expectation from the world that I should now know what I want to do and how I'm going to get there.

Unfortunately, life is not quite as easy nor as a clear as that and it's very easy to become disillusioned and disheartened with your life if you're not where you expected yourself to be. The bottom line is, not everyone realises their dreams or goals straight away, sometimes there's a lot of short term things and diversions in the road to realisation - and that's okay.

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Don't compare your progress to others. Stop thinking that you have failed because you're not in the same place as your peers are. Keep trying, keep learning and keep working hard and you will know eventually where it is you need and want to be. It's very easy to compare you progress to others and to feel disappointed if you don't appear to be progressing as fast as everyone else. But life isn't a competition - nor is it a race with others.

Ask yourself some simple questions. Are you working? Did you pay the bills this month? Did you manage to eat each day and have enough food for the month? If the answer to these questions is yes, then think about just how lucky a position you are in to have those simple, yet significant things provided for. And you're the one providing them.

So stop comparing, stop wasting time watching everyone else and focus on yourself. Understand that just like everyone else, you move at your own pace and it's okay if that pace isn't quite as fast as the people around you. Your success is your own, your progress and development is your own - so start treating it that way and perhaps your outlook will change. 

Mine certainly is!

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