Who Are You Trying To Be?

Who are you trying to be? Somebody else or more of who you already are?

I heard this quote today on a podcast. The topic of discussion was writing and the speaker was talking about comparison and social media. Her point was this… if you spend so much time scrolling and looking at other people’s lives how are you making your life better? Are we looking at the snapshots of other people’s lives and wishing we were like them?

If this is the case, then who is going to be you?

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. Galations 6:4


… let each one test his own work…

Be more of who we already are … test our own work. The truth is that although we have different numbers in our bank accounts and different levels of success, one thing remains. Not one single person has an easy life. No one is spared. Illness, death, destroyed relationships … to name a few, touch us all. Those shiny photos and cute little quotes on  Instagram are just that… photos and quotes. It’s not real. They are two-second snapshots into a life that is filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. Just. Like. Yours.

Go out and do all of those things you are seeing on Instagram. Quit looking at the pictures of the runners and go out and run. Quit looking up recipes and get into the kitchen and cook. Write the proposal, close the deal, whatever it is for you. Make it happen.

You become more of who you already are by getting out and doing what you love doing. Me? Writing, Reading, Running and Cooking. These are the things I love doing. So, I’m doing them. Is it making me money? No. Is it filling my soul so I can get out there every day and do what I need to do? Yes.

We have but one life my friends. Go Live It.

18 Miles / TiffanyAOlson.com

This is what 18 Miles looks like… This week we go for 20!

Have a Beautiful Day!