It’s okay to go at your own pace in life.
In today’s modern world it seems like we’re always trying to keep up with the joneses. We’re always trying to chase the next big thing, or even be the next big thing. Rarely do we ever take the time to go at our own pace in life.
When we’re born there is that typical life structure of go to school, get a fantastic job, get married, have children, and live happily ever after. When we don’t accomplish certain things at a particular age, we tend to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling unaccomplished.
Everyone’s journey to success is different, and it’s important to honour your own. In fact the journey you take to each accomplishment is a process. Pressuring yourself to succeed at specific age can cause anxiety and possibly lead to mental health illness such as depression.
Myleik Teele, Founder of curlBOX, recently posted on her twitter page “you have TIME to become an EXPERT, the world isn’t going anywhere”. This resonated with me deeply; sometimes we want to rush our process, but if you want something that’s quality then take your precious time.
The above also applies to other parts of our lives, such as relationships, friends, motherhood/fatherhood, etc. And sometimes it’s unwise to follow others at their pace because it may not be the best strategy for you.
Whilst my friends are moving into new chapters of their life such as motherhood and marriage, I’m allowing myself to be content with where I’m at in life whilst growing and developing myself. Sure I want to be someone’s wife one day and I also want to be a little bundle of joy’s mother one day, and own my successful clinical practice one day, but if I were to rush the process the outcome wouldn’t be great.
Comparing your progress to others can also make you feel like an underachiever, as Social Media can certainly influence how you feel about your accomplishments, and the things you haven’t achieved. Don’t allow society to dictate how you should live your life and what pace you should move at.
We each have our own natural pace, some of us are fast, some of us are slow, and some of us are simply in between. When you stay in your own natural pace you can become more successful, happier and healthier.
Live YOUR life according to your strengths, capabilities and beliefs.