Via Reddit, someone asks,
Guys, how do you deal with the feeling that you’re constantly “behind” in life?
Kid me would be proud of where I am and what I’ve achieved… and adult me just disagrees. Social Media doesnt help either. I just feel so stagnant in almost every facet of my life right now for my age.
How do you guys handle that feel?
I have a different take on this than most people do and that take is, “It’s is GOOD to feel like you are behind.”
Because it’s human nature to scramble when you feel like you’re behind and to kick back and relax when you feel like you’re ahead. In a world where the journey is more important than the destination and where you are either growing or dying, you need things to keep you moving forward.
For example, historically, there are few human beings more accomplished than Leonardo da Vinci, yet he said, “I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.” What does that tell you? It tells you that even Leonardo da Vinci felt like he was behind in life.
By the way, that’s not unusual. No matter how much they accomplish, the bigger winners on the planet always feel like they have something else to do and something else to prove. That’s what keeps them moving, growing and becoming better.
So, don’t feel bad if you feel behind in life. All the best people have been there. What will take you where you want to be in life is that feeling and letting it motivate you to improve just a little more each day. Keep that up long enough and you may still feel behind, but you’ll be doing it from 1000 miles ahead of the rest of the pack.