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To win doesn’t have to mean being the best. The best of whatever you are now is good enough.
It’s about starting somewhere and working towards where you want to be. We can all be hard on ourselves for not looking like our Fitspo idols, for not having more money saved, or whatever else we might consider a “win” in our lives.
Here are a few ways you appreciate being “the best of whatever you are…”
Social media in particular sends us constant messages that we are not good enough, don’t have enough, and that we should want more. When we stop comparing ourselves to other people and what other people have, we free ourselves from the shackles of a “scarcity mindset.” This is a mindset that creates the belief that you do not have enough.
When we get stuck in a scarcity mindset, it leaves us feeling left out, depressed, and anxious. Think about the ads you see on your screen…marketing wants you to feel the scarcity mindset so you will feel like you are missing out on their product. Maybe you see an ad that says something like, “Buy Now! On sale until midnight!” …are you tempted to buy so you don’t miss out? That’s the scarcity mindset right there.
The opposite, which is the “abundance mindset” is where you feel like you have enough, the exact opposite. People with an abundance mindset do not compare. They believe they have enough and that there is enough to go around for everyone.
If they see someone who has something they want on social they aren’t thinking, “That should be me and not them! I want that!” They are thinking, “I’m so happy for them. I am hopeful this will be me one day.”
So the next time you start comparing yourself think of this quote. Maybe you aren’t a Sun, however, you are a star and that’s freakin’ amazing!
Plant your Seed
We all have to start somewhere. Often, especially online, it looks like people became successful overnight, but in reality that is not the case. To “win” takes hard work, effort, and a ton more time than people make it seem in their glowing profile pics.
In most cases, successful people worked their butts off. No one wakes up and magically has 6-pack abs or sells their business to silicon valley for millions of dollars when they opened a week ago.
When you find yourself jealous of where someone is in their life you can get curious and ask yourself the following or similar…
- What did they do to get where they are?
- What would I have to sacrifice to get there?
- What do I already have that I am happy with?
- Am I motivated to do what would be required?
With my example of the 6-pack abs…
- Am I willing to change what I eat to minimize body fat?
- Am I willing to sacrifice time with family/friends to workout every day?
- I already enjoy walking
- Do I have the desire to make this happen?
If you do have the desire to get started, plant your seed. Give yourself a small win every day for doing anything to help bring your goal closer to becoming a real “win.”
Win Right Now
Like the quote says, “It isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best at whatever you are.” Do what you can right now with what you have and you are already winning. Then, take small steps…plant your seed, water it, help it grow, and see where it takes you.
Comparison doesn’t get you where you want to go. Be grateful for what you have and proud of who you already are.
In times like these, we all can use an abundance mindset. Whoever you are is enough to get you started. I’m sure you’ve been through a lot already to get to where you are today!
For those of you looking for that small win…I posted this last week on Instagram about taking the first step…
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