Hey, Murphy Here and today I have something that has been on my heart that I want to share with you…
You see, sometimes I get trapped in my own bubble.
I get so laser focused on my own life that things around me don’t phase me which I guess can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it.
I like to think its a positive thing because I don’t get caught up in the political drama on social media (believe me, once upon a time I did and it never ended well). I also don’t have the negativity of others dragging me down or worry too much about what others say or think about me.
On the other hand though, what if I’m missing out on an opportunity to help someone because I’m trapped in my own world. What if there is someone out there that needs my attention but I missed it or worse, what if I let someone down…
I know I’ve made mistakes in the past and I am in no way perfect or am going to pretend that I can avoid making errors in the future.
What I have learned over the years though is that if you live your life comparing yourself to others, you are going to be always caught up in negativity and drama and who really has time for that?
Unfortunately, because of social media, its seems very easy to get caught up comparing ourselves to others thus making us feel inadequate, self-conscious and even depressed.
We see others living extraordinary lives, doing unbelievable things and we fool ourselves into thinking that they have it all together when in reality, they have the exact same struggles and problems as you and I.
In fact, most of those who seem to live the golden life on Facebook and Instagram are probably struggling more than you think – its a mask to hide behind.
I talked about this very topic the other day with my members at Mayhem and the feedback I got was pretty amazing, even emotional.
I had many who reached out to me saying things like “Gut Check” ,”This is so me” ,”I’m always comparing myself to others” , “I wish I could smile like them”, “You’re right on the feels” and “I needed to hear that.”
The truth is, YOU ARE AMAZING!
And you don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else to know this!
I challenge you TODAY – right now, that if you’re feeling a bit down, insecure or maybe just beat down… STOP looking around you for an answer but instead INSIDE of you to find who you are, what you’re made of and the value you add to others around you!
Take out a piece of paper and write down everything you enjoy, whether you are good at it or not.
Just write down what brings you joy and happiness from within. Then, reflect on all those things and ask yourself, what do I do to bring joy to others that are on this list.
It doesn’t have to be something big. In fact, I would challenge you to see the joy you bring to just one person. Maybe its your son or daughter, boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse or best friend.
Maybe you do this through your singing, cooking, your smile, your smart wit, your artistic ability or being able to be compassionate and understanding.
Whatever it is, realize today that you have gifts that brings you joy and in those gifts you can bring that same joy to others.
Again, you don’t have to be very good at it – I love to inspire others but my grammar sucks.
Who cares, I still write these emails, shoot videos and mess up my words all the time…
I’m imperfect BUT it isn’t about the words I type or use in my videos, it’s the overall message and joy it gives me to bring them to you because maybe, just maybe it’ll help somebody.
So I challenge you, step out of your comfort zone, stop comparing yourself to others and unleash your JOY to the world!