At My Own Speed

"Your speed doesn't matter, forward is forward."

I saw this quote on an insta-story and it really stuck with me. My husband and I go back and forth with this all the time. We always feel like we're not going as fast as we should be. We feel like we should be at different parts of our lives. We always want more.

I've really learned not to look at the progression of others but to look at my own progression. Other people's lives do not control the pace of my own life. I may not be in the same place as the other twenty-three-year-old on Instagram or Facebook. I may not be in the same place of the young CEO of a new startup, and that is perfectly okay. I am not meant to be there.

What I am learning to focus on is not my speed, but of my personal progression. Am I in a better place than I was last year, last month, last week, yesterday? Am I moving forward?

When it is time to speed up, then I will increase my pace and when it is time to slow down, I will allow my body to rest.

I am not that twenty-three-year-old on Instagram. I am not that young CEO of a new startup. Where they are is not where I am meant to be. I am exactly where I need to be right now. And I will be where I need to be tomorrow, and next week, next month, and next year.

We as humans need to stop getting caught up in the lives of others and worry about our own.

I honestly believe that when we compare our lives to those around us, it actually hinders our progression. We start mimicking the behaviors we see rather than doing what we know for a fact works for us. This process actually slows us down and takes us off course.

It may take me longer to accomplish certain things that others have already accomplished. I may have already accomplished some things that others are working so hard to accomplish.

But. . . .

I am moving forward.

Are you?

Love & Light,