Handling life’s pressures is key
MANY times we find ourselves frustrated when our lives don’t go a certain way. This is owing to the desire to conform to society’s set standards of living and its definition of success.
It is understandable that everyone wants success and prosperity. However, the problem starts when we want it all at a certain time. Society has led us to believe that success translates to attaining certain material possessions by a certain age.
It is important to remember that each one of us runs a separate race.
We all have our own destinies and this means we won’t all have the same things at once or even attain the same levels of success. It is your responsibility to take control of your mind and not allow pressures of life to cause you to feel like a failure.
It’s all well to uphold certain morals and codes of conduct, but it’s even more important to recognise that our paths are unique. We cannot all have the same blessings.
A person’s quality of life cannot be measured by how well they’ve lived up to society’s expectations. We must be grateful for what we have while working towards achieving our goals without feeling inferior.
Constant feelings of failure cause depression.
No matter how difficult your life may seem, hold your head up high and continue on your path. Do not compare your progress to that of others because it may make you feel like less of an achiever.
Do not let society dictate how you should live your life and at what pace you should move. Use your friends’ success as a motivator and not a measure by which you should rate your self-worth. Phalaborwa, Limpopo