Have you ever joined something and really wanted to be successful at it? Whether you wanted to be successful for yourself or because you wanted to prove to others that you could, the desire is still there.
Now, what if you joined and everyone around you seems to be successful and you are over here thinking, “why isn’t this working for me?” It’s really hard to keep your motivation when it feels like you don’t compare with others in the group.
Truth; there will always be someone who can do things better than you. Truth: you can’t be skilled at everything. Truth: if you keep showing up and doing your best everyone else’s opinion doesn’t matter.
I’ve struggled with comparing myself to others and of course, in my eyes I have always come up wanting. It’s something that I am trying to change about myself and it’s a slow process.
I’m currently part of something and I really want to be successful at it but it feels like I’m trudging through molasses to make even the smallest progress. Some days I think it’s me. Some days I think it’s circumstantial. Most days I think I’m doing okay and it’s just a matter of time before things “click into place”. The hard part is staying motivated.
Have you ever been in this situation? How do you stay motivated? How do you keep focused? What tips and tricks work for you?
Have you ever needed a reboot? I was talking with a friend the other day and she told me I needed a reboot. I laughed but the truth is the more I have thought about her words the more I have realized that I do need a reboot. I mean think about it. If your computer is having an issue then you restart it. I know I can’t just shut down my life like a computer and then open my eyes and magically start with a brand new life. I don’t actually want a brand new life. Maybe aspects of it but not a whole new life. I love my life but lately it seems like I need some soul inspiration. Something to recharge my life.
If I continue on with the computer analogy I guess you could say that I have a custom operating system already installed but over time it has slowed down. Gotten bogged down by cookies of past data, attacked by virus thinking, the case is getting worn and showing its age and the processor is just tired from working so damn hard. I would love to just get a brand new, shiny computer with the latest and greatest operating system and the fastest processing speeds and unlimited possibilities for use.
Unfortunately that just isn’t going to happen. The reality is I love who I am and I love the life I live, mostly. I’m not blind to the fact that I have things in my life that could be changed to make it even better. Things I could adjust so I am happier but I love my life, my family, my friends, my job. I just feel like I am missing something important in my life right now.
Everything feels so…the same….
I want a fire in my soul….a burning excitement that gets me motivated each morning….a direction that both scares and delights me. I keep looking and waiting for that inspiration to strike. I know from the past that it can come from any direction. It’s about keeping my eyes open and looking for that certain something to get excited about. That button to reboot my life and get me moving on a new path.
I can’t possibly be the only person in the world that feels like they need a reboot in their life. I know there are others out there looking, waiting, seeking that thing to set their heart on fire. Perhaps if I help others find theirs I can find my own.