This is the best manifesto I’ve read in the last couple of months. FOMO, feeling inadequate, pushing yourself to achieve what you think you should be achieving, comparing yourself to others, beating yourself up about not measuring up to your beliefs of others’ expectations (and the absurdity of it!), getting up before dawn to show up at your writing desk or exercise mat (lol, I do it) and feeling this enormous pressure to be more, to do more – we all do it. Should we not just take a step back and chill? Jamie Veron is on to something here – To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind. Be less spermy and more eggy, as Lissa Rankin puts it, my dear life nomads 🙂
You don’t need more motivation or inspiration to create the life you want. You need less shame around the idea that you’re not doing your best. You need to stop listening to people who are in vastly different life circumstances and life stages than you tell you that you’re just not doing or being enough. You need to let timing do what it needs to do. You need to see lessons where you see barriers. You need to understand that what’s right now becomes inspiration later. You need to see that wherever you are now is what becomes your identity later.