What is the difference between living and existing? I like to ask this question often in my life coaching group practice sessions (you know the one I'm getting certified for) because many of us go through our days on autopilot - without fully living. And the simple act of thinking about the answer to this question puts you in a state of mindfulness and awareness. We often get so caught up in simply existing - in thinking about how busy we are, emails and messages we have to return, distractions from social media, and the dreams we’re putting off because of fear or uncertainty. That it can be easy to forget to experience life in its purest form and without judgment.
We all have compared ourselves to some other person/people at least once in our lives. We all are guilty of forgetting our beautiful soul for that particular moment when realization strikes and you're back to your own reality. Well...STOP. Just stop comparing yourself to some one else because you are a miracle and you're unique in your own way. Job title, income, grades, house, and the social media comments and likes—the number of categories in which we can compare ourselves to others are infinite. So is the number of people we can compare ourselves to. A comparison is generally the fast track to unhappiness. It’s a recipe for misery. All it does is keeping you focused on what you don’t like about yourself and your life. Here are ten powerful reminders when you start comparing yourself to others:
How well do you know yourself? Your likes, style, preferences, colors, and more. Is what you like and prefer the things that make your soul dance or the things you were told you should like when you were growing up?
Finding your passion isn't only about career and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried under other people's needs.
The fact is, there are millions of other people (males and females) in the world, and many of them are going to have careers, lives, and businesses similar to yours. But, the keyword is similar. Nobody can replicate the genius you possess. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you will set yourself free from the fear and insecurity that plagues so many of these people on this planet.
Let's read along on how to add depth to your voice and create from a place that matters to you.
When we start caring too much about how other people think about us, we stop being innovative and creative. This is not something new. You must have heard this before or chances are that you yourself have been guilty of doing the same.
According to Seth Godin, the best-selling author, what holds us back and stops us from climbing the heights is not the “fear of failure” but the “fear of criticism”.