Never Will You Ever

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….”

Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do.

Dearest Friend,

If there is one piece of advice I can give you, it’s NEVER compare yourself to others. I use to constantly look to other people’s lives as a guide on how to live my own. What was worse is that the people I looked to weren’t living these amazing lives, they were average people. I was dead set on just wanting to be “normal” and that’s what I got. I didn’t strive to be my best or do my best, I was just normal, average, and dull. The thought of that now makes me shiver, but that was me.

Think about it, if you’re busy comparing yourself to everyone around you, your talents, strengths and abilities are not getting the attention they deserve. How can you hone in on whats uniquely yours if you’re too busy focusing on what others have. All through my late teens I could’ve been focusing on writing, photography and all the hobbies that interest me, but no I was looking at the lives of my peers for guidance and validation. Thanks to social media I can see what those peers are up to now and none are living enviable lives. They’re just as average as they were back then, so what was there for me to look to? Absolutely nothing.

Always remember my friend that you were created be you and no one else, so use those God-given abilities for all they’re worth. And never for one second doubt yourself, you’re stronger than you think.

xoxo,

T ❤

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