Set Your Standard
One lesson I’ve learned through the years is not to measure my success against other people. Life is a different journey for each of us, and we are all individuals capable of making our way forward.
It is so tempting to emulate someone who we believe is successful and happy. The truth is, it’s impossible to fully know what someone else has gone through and if they are truly happy or just pretending.
We must learn to be happy within before we can be happy for the world to see. We must learn to be satisfied here and now, not hoping for happiness after some future event.
Happiness is a choice. We all can choose to be happy because we all have the free will to do so. Don’t let others determine how you feel; that’s not their job. Maintain your boundaries and care for yourself first.