~ So Simple | Stacie Orrico ~
"If you're always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or someone else's performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control of you."
Most of us have role models or those people we admire . . . some of us have even had the awesome experience of having a mentor. However, there is a fine line between admiration and competition.
True happiness comes from being your authentic self . . . being true to yourself . . . just my opinion. If you are too busy trying to achieve all that the guy next door has and you can't afford it or attain that level of success, you aren't truly living your life. It is a set up for failure. I'm not talking about just settling for whatever comes around . . . go after YOUR dreams, not someone else's dream or reality.
Why can't we just be happy with what we have been blessed with and do the best we can do . . . not worrying about what the other guy has or doesn't have?
Ambition for the right reasons keeps our true dreams and desires alive that will ultimately bring happiness resulting from achievement . . . however, misguided ambitions driven by mere competition can leave us feeling disappointed and empty if it is not a true desire.
One of life's lessons since becoming a widow that absolutely changed the philosophy of my life is to realize that what I do in my life should be done because it is a real desire of my heart, along with the opinion of other people not driving my decisions. It is my life . . .
We will ultimately be judged by society and our peers no matter what we do . . . don't give them control over your heart's desires.