I’ve struggled in my life to feel like I “fit” in . . . to find my place in this world. What I discovered was that I was always comparing myself to someone else instead of the person in the mirror. By spending so much time comparing myself to others, I was missing the opportunity to actually LIVE life. My mind was so busy having this inside conversation, I wasn’t actually present.
Now in my mid 30’s, I’ve been able to work through these issues and have the confidence to show the world who I really am. I now know that my only competition is to be BETTER than I was yesterday! The most important lesson I learned and I hope I can pass along to my 3 daughters is to know that they need not worry about others, it’s okay to be YOU and people will LOVE you because you are you!
These changes didn’t happen overnight but reading these books over the past few years has helped me so much. I hope you’ll find them as valuable as I have!
Every Night I ask myself 3 questions:
1- Did I LIVE? Did I do things I wanted to do, was I present with the people in my life, did I experience anything new and exciting?
2- Did I LOVE? Did I show love towards friends and family, did I say words of love, did my actions reflect this?
3- Did I MATTER? Did I make someone else feel better today, did I smile at a stranger, did I help a stranger, did I make a difference/improve a situation, did I listen, was I good friend/daughter/mother/wife?