Welcome to Day 259...
And the importance of staying in your own lane.
With the #busywriterslife or on the path to slaying any goal, it's easy to get distracted.
One way to get off course is by paying too much attention to what the other guy is doing.
Let me explain.
The other day I was at the gym and doing laps in the pool. Another woman & I split one of the lanes. At one end of the pool, she had notes in a plastic bag and she also had a high tech fitness watch on her wrist. Clearly she was in training mode. Anyway, the swimming began and I found myself trying to keep up with her or beat her as we swam laps.
I didn't know her, chance are I'll never see her again and during my entire workout I was so focused on her progress, I kept losing track of how many laps I was swimming. Can you overly competitive?
Anyway once I got out of the pool, I mentally scolded myself and then had a good chuckle.
But I also learned 2 key lessons:
Definitely be inspired. But don't do it for some crazy, out-of-the-blue overly, competitive, reason. Because I was pushing myself to compete and to do better, I did have my best swim time that evening. But it was also very unplanned and a bit haphazard. The key to using inspiration to push you further along is to pair it with your own goals and progress.
It's your story. Your goals. Your success. So don't get too wrapped up in what the other guy is doing. It just may throw you off balance and remember... just like everything else in life, the key is balance.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"The Only Person You Should Try & Be Better Than Is The Person You Were Yesterday"