I want to say that everyone has a moment of doubt.
Where you’re just starting to get into something your friends have done for a while. Like crafting or creating art. You see their beautiful creations and look at your….mess. It was one of your first attempts and yet it seems like pure trash compared to theirs.
If you have ever had one of those moments, I want to let you know that I understand. I have had moments of doubt in my abilities when comparing them to others. There are so many talented people out in the world, that I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with the thought that I will never get to making stuff that beautiful.
Have you ever felt like that?
During one of these times of doubt, I decided to get on Pinterest. As I was scrolling through the collection of posts, I found this quote below. And it hasn’t left my life since. It was one of the best pieces of advice I had ever seen, and I wanted to share it here on the blog.
Think about it this way. It’s like a 3-year-old comparing their accomplishments to a 7-year-old. Or a tadpole comparing itself to a frog. You’re just beginning to learn the trade. With experience and hard work, you’ll reach to be their equal when comparing their middle (or when you first noticed them) to yours.
That’s the way I think about it. I will get there to being a person who can create beautiful creations, but it’ll take patience and passion. So don’t worry about being jealous or envious with how much they’ve accomplished. Just enjoy their work, support them, and use that energy otherwise wasted on negative thoughts on having fun!
This is just some food for thought I’ve been thinking about, and I wanted to share as we start our week off.