Daily Inspiration: Don’t Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else’s Middle


It's amazing how easy it is to do this.

When I was a girl, I loved watching the older girls tap dance. I wanted to be a tap dancer, and begged my mom to pay for lessons. When I started, I was terrible. But I tried, but always compared myself to the older girls. It was so frustrating, because I couldn't get to their level. So I gave up. After six months.

The other girls practiced for years, and here I was blaming my terrible skills on inability, when I had not put in the time.

It's easy to forget that everyone has to put time, experience, mistake making, floundering, before they find success. A person may make their achievements look effortless, but that is hardly ever the case.

Don't forget, that at one point, everyone sucked. And everyone will be terrible when they first start. That's the beauty of trying new things, we get to grow.

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6 Responses

  1. Elena

    Golden words!!!! I was going to quite blogging at the beginning because every single post was a struggle, and I’m so glad that I didn’t -now I really enjoy it and have so many things and thoughts to share with my readers!!!


    when i stumbled upon this quote some time ago it was like a revelation! we forget that each one of us is unique and different and other people’s journey can never be the same as ours and we can never be like them. we dont need to be like them. i think we just need to know what we want and do our best to reach that goal. no comparing!


  3. jewel

    I love this quote. Totally puts things in perspective. My blog is definitely a bit better than it was when I first started and I can tell the effort I put forth now has helped grow my blog a bit..

  4. Laura

    I love this quote as well! Really need to remember this, beause I am actually at the beginning with my blog and I often compare myself with others. I think the main thing is to make your own thing, and that’s what I am trying to do at the moment.


  5. A.Hua

    So motivational! It has really reminded me to stop giving up..like I always do. We need to be patient and do everything with love. It’s hard not to compare but heyy sometimes we should be a little selfish and focus on achieving our best. 🙂

    ~A.Hua HUNTER