How many of us have spent our lives living a life other people expect us live? This means living with dreams and goals that are not our own, but based on what other people expect or want, for us.
I believe it’s become human nature for us to compare ourselves to others, but it can make us feel worse and doesn’t help, particularly if we’re already struggling. We all know other people that we don’t know well enough, who have their own lives to deal with; their own circumstances; personalities and struggles, but we tend to assume they’re doing okay because that’s all we see.
I also believe the truth is that unless we know someone, but really know someone, we can never know for sure. When we perceive other people to be better or more successful than we are, we will begin to lose sight of ourselves and of our own success.
In order to get to know who we are, we must learn to like and be comfortable with ourselves. We also need to pay attention to ourselves to know and understand what qualities we possess. We can never know what we are capable of, if we continue to follow other people’s values or their beliefs.
We’re all individual
We’re all individuals with unique personalities. We should learn to embrace and get to know everything that makes us unique, so that we can finally live with and be true to ourselves instead of being true to someone else.