I may excel in certain things, but I’ll be “just average” in a lot of areas in my life. And you know what?
It’s Ok to be Average!
This phrase changed my life because I grew up constantly trying to excel in everything. Nothing is wrong with that. I believe that we should strive to do our best in whatever we do. However, if our happiness and self-worth depend on the outcome, then we need to reflect on why we are so driven towards our goals in the first place.
Mine was the desire for the approval of others.
I was in 3rd grade when I scored 18 out of 20 on a test. I can’t remember the subject, but I recalled what my teacher told my mom, “your daughter is an underachiever.” My mom pushed me to study hard and get good grades. And I did!
I went home from school one evening, beaming with pride as I announced that I was 4th in my class. My mom wasn’t happy. “You could have been on top of your class if you studied much harder,” she said. So, I guess from that time on I wasn’t satisfied with whatever I achieved in life.
Now, I realized God has blessed me so much. I’m not rich, but I have enough. I am able to buy, cook and eat any food I like. I have so many outfits to choose from. I have a stable job. I am able to help others in my own little way. I have friends I can count on. I am married to the man I love. Most of all I have a God who loves me unconditionally!
My life is not perfect, and I have wishes too – having a healthy baby, traveling to Europe, starting my own business, getting a Masters degree, financial freedom, etc. I am working on these goals, one step at a time. But does my happiness and self-worth still depend on the outcome?
No! I choose to be happy now. I will find joy in the journey towards my goals. I may never become supermom nor the best travel blogger in the world. But, I’m ok being me, an average girl trying to live her life to the fullest. For even if I don’t reach all of my dreams – I have lived, laughed, and loved with all of my heart!
Happy Sunday everyone!