As we have come to the end of another year and Lockdown 3.0 has been announced, many of us are so badly struggling with indifference, self-dejection, and are without a clear purpose.
I am still feeling significantly flat from the New Year.
Despite a handful of successes, gains, accomplishments, and learning curves, I still feel as though I am underachieving in those aspects of life where I am lacking a clear direction.
We define ourselves by what we are and are not willing to do; we compare our achievements to lifestyles which we are not even set out to have, and we shame ourselves for not living up to needless expectations i.e. not being slim enough, rich enough, or successful enough.
Stop comparing yourself to those people who in Lockdown 1.0 started their own business, refurbished their homes, or saved thousands of pounds, when ‘all you did’ was survive each day.
Day to day, it may seem like nothing notably changes and that we have tirelessly sacrificed all of our valuable energy throughout the interval of the year, just to feel as though we are still in the same place.
We underestimate slow and little progress. Stop fixating on how much time you have left to achieve your goals and focus on each day, by day. We each have our own timing of life, things will come to us in time, and they will get you to where you are supposed to be.
You will be surprised how many people don’t always actually have a grand plan, and just take every day as it comes.
You may not recall such trivial things i.e. cooking a new recipe, reading a new book, discovering a new product, listening to a new song, learning a new fact, applying basic growth and development, subconscious evolution, however, these minorities all influenced your perceptive and the way in which you think: they all impact your character, massively.
Other people’s progression will be more visible to you when you are impaired to seeing the excellence in your own journey. Sometimes it may seem more often and quicker for others – there will always be someone who is ahead of you in some element.