Right Where I Am Supposed To Be
Have you ever been in a situation where you look around and you immediately start to compare yourself to everyone else?
This morning I was surrounded by a group of women, many of which were around my age. We were meeting for the first time, so introductions were on the agenda. Not my favorite thing.
As each woman introduced herself, my brain started to go crazy, offering me all kinds of thoughts about how I was completely out of my league. They were so much further ahead of me and have accomplished so much already. What was I thinking? And on, and on my brain went.
I found myself sinking fast into “compare and despair” mode. I’ve been there before, and it is not a great place to be.
But this only lasted a minute or two. I was suddenly on to my brain. I decided to answer back.
So what if these women were so much further ahead of me? This isn’t a race.
I’ve accomplished a lot myself, too, and plan to keep going.
I am learning so much.
I am thinking that this is going to be fun!
And this is what coaching has helped me to do. To be aware of my thoughts. To be on to my brain, and to decide to think whatever it is I want to think in what ever way that serves me best.
I am right where I am supposed to be. And so are you!