I want to begin this post by saying that if you have ever struggled with comparison (or are caught up in it at the moment) you are most definitely not alone. With our lives and businesses being so highly visible these days, and with so many people creating and doing incredible things in the world, it is easy to fall into the habit of measuring ourselves against them.
As I sit at the beginning of this fresh new year, I feel excitement and anticipation about the magic that lies ahead, but at the same time I have a calm sense of detachment and ease about what will unfold.
Sometimes we need to learn our lessons the hard way. Sometimes it takes a few loving knocks over the head from the Universe before we finally receive the message. Sometimes we grow the most through challenge.
Over the past 12 months I have learnt a lot about surrender, trust and flow as a result of the various waves of change that have thrust themselves into my life. At times I have felt like a victim to these changes. Like they were happening to me and I was just an innocent bystander. This is when I have struggled with them the most.
I think we all yearn to feel like a success in our life. I know I do. I have always been a high achiever and big dreamer. I have always stretched myself to go for more and often placed quite high expectations upon myself.
In many ways I love this quality in myself as it means I am always expanding, growing and evolving. But there can also be a downside to this tendency.