Comparison Truly is the Thief of Joy; Your Path is YOUR Path

Young adults often have a difficult time finding out what they want their life path to be.

Most of my audience is probably in this boat right now. (I also am).

Probably the most harmful thing a young adult can do to their path is compare it to someone else’s.

It is great every once in a while to take a look around you and see what others are doing, possibly for some ideas or motivation, but you must not expect that your life will play out exactly how someone else’s did.

It is their path for a reason. They have lived that life up to that point, not you.

If you try and follow other footsteps then you may miss out on all the amazing places you could have discovered.

Remember that where you are standing right now is a culmination of every choice you have made, every action you have taken, every word you have said, etc.

You have access to path in front of you that others don’t have access to, and they have a path in front of them that you don’t have access to.

Remember how I mentioned in Eternal Echoes that you are the one that creates the river before you?

No two people ever create the same exact river.

With the reach that the internet allows us to have, we are blessed with the ability to take a peak at the river that other people have created for themselves.

You can watch and learn from another persons journey down their river, but you cannot recreate their journey.

Does this mean that you can’t be as successful as another person? Of course not.

Does this mean that you shouldn’t try and implement some of their strategies in to your path? Not at all.

We all have access to paths and lives that nobody else does. Whether one of us had a silver spoon, or one of us had nothing, we all have the same access to success. It might take me longer than it takes you, but we still, especially with our access to technology, have the same potential.

Instead of comparing yourself to someone and asking why you don’t have all of what they have, ask yourself how they have what they have.

There are plenty of places on the internet to learn and grow, if you are willing.

Embark on your path, and do nothing but kick ass and take names the entire time.


Published by Skyler J. Windmiller

Football coach and entrepreneur starting my journey through life. Teaching all that I learn to people whose shoes I was recently in. I want to let every young adult know what I wish I knew then.

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