You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit
That is the saying the pre-school teachers teach the kids so they won’t complain about what another child received over them. It’s a good lesson all of us could learn from.
How many times do you hear someone complain about the new car, boat, promotion or house their friend or neighbor got? In essence they’re saying, “What about me? What makes that person so much more special than me? Why can’t I get something good like that too?”
That same thing could be said about your talents, physical appearance or your intelligence. You’ve got attributes and so does everyone else around you. Your attributes don’t look the same as the other guy and that’s a good thing. You’re unique so they shouldn’t be. Trouble is, for some reason the grass always seems to look greener on the other side. With all this attention looking outward at other people, it’s no wonder you don’t realize how swell you truly are. In the effort to notice what you don’t have you fail to recognize and appreciate what you do have. So what ends up happening, you end up feeling bad about yourself because you compared yourself to someone else and nothing compares to you.
You are a “One and Only.” The mold was broke when you were born so get use to it.
So what did you get? Did you get the smarts of an engineer, the vocabulary of a writer/speaker or the compassion of a volunteer? The point is you did get talents just like everyone else did but only you can express them in your own unique way and that’s what makes you stand out.
Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is you have to offer but you must make the commitment to discover your unique abilities. You must be clear about who-you-are so that you can build your life around what makes you shine. You deserve to have all the world has to offer. Recognize appreciate and use what you have and you won’t be throwing anymore fits.