About a year ago I was introduced to Brendon Burchard during the Hay House Summit and I took an instant liking to him and his way of thought. I started following him on Facebook and yesterday this quote showed up on my feed.
My mind immediately flashed….yes.
It reminded me of another quote, this one by Jon Acuff:
”Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”
This is a problem that crosses all generations. It’s not new…although I’m sure it’s more relevant in this day of social media exposure where all we seem to see are the successes that appear to happen over-night, but let’s be real, people have always thought the grass was greener somewhere else, or for someone else.
My point is that we all have to start where we are. It’s o.k if life looks easier for others. It’s o.k to look at what someone else has accomplished or achieved and wish that you were where they are. It’s o.k to have a dream that seems unreachable because…how the hell do you get over that hill?
But if we stop there and allow comparison, a comparison that isn’t even on a comparable chart to stop us from chasing our dreams, to slow our roll because we are not as good, as successful, as big, as we want to be, well that’s just ego keeping us in our safe little spaces.
I don’t know about you, but my safe little space starts to feel a little claustrophobic and smushing myself inside of it seems like a big old waste of time and talent.
I’m choosing to jump out of my safe little space…all jazz hands and ta-da’s and work for my dream. Make no mistake, it’s a choice. A tough one! But what’s the alternative?
To stay small and smushed because you are not quite there yet?
Nah…. we can’t do that!
So, I’m challenging you to jump out of your safe little space and go after that dream. Don’t let the fear of starting small stop you. Just dig in. Get all kinds of dirty and watch your dream grow.
Thanks for reading!