When we look at where we are in our quest to accomplish our goals, at times it looks like we are so far away. And when we look at others and what they have already achieved, in comparison to what we have done, it starts to look scary. They seemed to have “made it.” They have traveled where we want to go and we, on the other hand, seem to be so very far behind. They have reached the finish line, while we are still home, getting dressed to make our way to the start line. For some of us, this maybe a discouragement, as we think we will never catch up and that it is too late and we might as well, stay home and not start.
This is the wrong type of thinking. We have to realize that each person’s journey and goal is different, none are the same. Some people may have started their road early. Some may have not had obstacles that prevented them from making the trip. Also, some people may have not had setbacks, that moved them off their course to their dreams.
Comparing our road to someone else’s is not good. It just stops us from moving in the direction we want to go. Instead, we need to use that person’s experience and journey to help us. Let it motivate and inspire. Why not talk to them and see what they did to make it? Glean from their experiences. Find out what they would have done differently or better on their road to their finish line. Ask them for valuable advice. Or seek a mentorship from them.
So start! Go after your goals and don’t worry about people who have reached the finished line. Just stay in your lane, and do what you have to do to reach the end toward the purpose that is for you.