What to do to have a successful and fulfilling life?
16. No one is me, and that’s my power
Yes, there is no one in the world like you. There are many similar ones. But there is no one as original as you anywhere else.
they don’t have the same history,
they don’t have the same feelings,
they don’t have the same situation,
they don’t have the same knowledge…
Therefore, you cannot compare yourself with anyone because there is no one equal to you. That’s why no one can judge you for doing something.
Why didn’t you do it differently?
Because your situation and thoughts were in such a state that you did things the way you did and no different; maybe in other circumstances you would have done them differently, but the past is the past, and we can’t change that. We can reject it, ignore it, glorify it, celebrate it… The only thing we can’t do is to change it.
Most importantly, each of us is unique, and each of us has our own strengths. Some things in your life may look like weaknesses. Disadvantages look such because they are not aligned with the surroundings. After all, the environment is different from you. But these differences are not really your weaknesses. These are your strengths. It’s an advantage that you can do things differently. This is why you can be different and better at certain things than anyone else around you.
Just a few days ago, I was watching a short documentary with Elon Musk. When he was little, he was different from everybody around him. So he was also bullied several times. He turned all these differences to his advantage. And the result is visible today. Just one of many examples where it is clearly seen that there is no weakness. There are just advantages.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself with yourself. The only thing that matters is that you are better today than you were yesterday. Everything else is irrelevant. Go ahead, learn, be your own competitor so that today’s self is better than yesterday’s.