We focus at what our friends are doing and forget we have our own life to focus on. We look at where person A has reached and compare with where we are. Because we are different scientifically (in DNA), because they say all fingers are not equal meaning we are different and if we are different then I can write that our race is different. Looking at what another person is doing, and competing with them is like committing suicide without knowing. You competing with others does not make you any better than them but makes you worse than them. Because our race is different, our pace will be different. Knowing your pace is different from others means you are racing with yourself. The point I’m trying to make is that in life, we race with ourselves at our own pace destined for us.
Your friend, who could be your family, your neighbour e.t.c is going at their own pace or suppose to go at their own pace and you are focused on someone’s race? Focus on your own dreams, what interests you, what you love because our destination (destiny) is different. During a race competition (Sports), if you focuse on another person’s race, and you are not focused on your race so you can win that competition, you will loose because you are focused on another person’s race.
Because Martin Luther King Jr said,
If you can’t fly, run
If you can’t run, walk
If you can’t walk, crawl
But by all means, keep moving.
Because “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out – Robert Collier”.
Then the point is not about judging your work based on another person’s work, nor competing but succeeding and to succeed, is to make progress, to make progress is to take steps towards your success. Make sure your are making progress at your own pace towards your goal. With time your pace will increase because according to the popular saying, “practice makes perfect”. Always check to make sure you are still running your race so as not to lose to yourself. The bible says “There’s no food for the lazy man”. Anytime you check your progress and you think you are not moving forward then no problem, that is where you are suppose to be at that moment, if you are not suppose to be there, you won’t be there. Life is a teacher. The best teacher. You learn from life experiences wherever you find yourself.
Wherever you are, any moment, you take the steps of improvements. As long as you are improving on yourself at your own pace, you will get to your destination (Destiny). When you are hungry, you prepare something to eat. If you don’t stand up to prepare anything to eat, you stay hungry, in a nutshell, you loose to yourself. Just like your goal. If you don’t make any progress towards your goal, it will always remain in your diary unchecked.
While watching a video, in that video, a group of students where graduating from high school and receiving a speech from their head master. While the head master was making his speech, one of the graduating students stood up to contradict what he said. The whole scenario really got me positively aroused.
Head Master’s Speech
Alright everyone look forward, Please. Good morning year elevens. Today’s assembly is about the start of a journey, the start of the rest of your lives. In two years time, all of you will be finishing you A levels. In three years time, you will be studying across the world, studying at the university of your choice. In 5 years time, you will have started your career, many of you in this room will be working for institutions across the globe, you will then get married , you may buy a house. In ten years time your life will be set for you. In fifteen you’ll be 30 and from then on your path, your life will be set.
Students’s Speech (Summary)
I know people who graduated at 25 and they found work immediately.
I know people who never went to university but found work immediately.
Not being married at 30 but still happy is beautiful
Start a family after 35 still possible and buying a house after 40 is still great.
Everyhthing in life happens according to our time, our clock. You may look at some of your friends and think that they are ahead of you, maybe some of them may feel are behind but everything happens at their own pace. They have their own time and clock and so do you.
Don’t let anyone rush you with their time lines