Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 92’s Topic: Slow and steady.
There are certainly days I think I am moving “too slow” in life, like I am falling way behind in some race we all are supposed to be aware of, for some reason. I have former friends and peers who have already landed their big-time careers, started a family, moved to exciting cities to live in and so forth.
But then again, this was a huge mistake I had to come to grips with many years ago, as a wise friend once pointed out to me – it doesn’t matter about them because you have to live your own life.
And this is the correct way to perceive this kind of stuff. After all, we all advance through life at different paces because we are all in fact vary from person-to-person. In strengths, in weaknesses, in ambitions … etc.
Because there is in fact so much diversity among individuals, why do we try to compare ourselves so much like we are anything but apples and oranges, respectively, to one another?
One person has what it takes to be a great scientist. Another person isn’t that great at science, but is an excellent artist in their own right. There could be literally endless comparisons, but we all somehow want to think of one another as “the same” when we totally are not.
Ultimately, when I finally came to realize that my own destiny, my own divine plan laid out by God himself, was certainly not going to pan out the way I had envisioned, I found some sense of closure. I will admit it did really suck at first. Heck, it almost destroyed me. But the amount of lessons I learned as a result of everything, and I am still learning by the way, have all been valuable in so many ways.
I do believe if I continue to stay on this path that I am on, as slow and steady as it has been to me, even though months have already passed living in this new town, I think it will finally make sense. We should all yearn for that light bulb moment, that flash of enlightenment that tells us, “Yup, this is what I was meant to do!”
As each day passes and I start to understand myself a bit better here and there, I have to come grips that being so caught up in this rat race in the middle of life will only make me unhappy. I don’t need to put so much excessive pressure on myself as a person that it consumes me to run this race just for the mere sake of it.
I have to approach the process in the right manner, especially if I want to get through this in one piece.
I don’t need to race with anyone if it’s all about finding my own sense of happiness. All of that stuff, family, adult responsibilities like owning my own house, blah, blah, blah … they will come in time.
Even if it takes me a bit longer than others, it doesn’t matter. I’ll reach that certain destination in life at some point. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction