Gaining Perspective

Last Update: December 02, 2018

You can't help but compare yourself sometimes

I had an epiphany when I woke up at 3:16 AM this morning. Although I am not one to compare myself to others, I don't think my human nature will allow me to not at least indulge in a bit of... shall we say... "How did they do that when I am struggling so much," self-pity kinda stuff. The reason, if I am brutally honest, is usually a simple one. They were just more committed and worked harder. I just can't get around that fact. If I try to get around it, I usually find myself floating down a long river in Africa.

I read many blogs in here, some for knowledge, some for tips and some for pure inspiration. If there is one thing I have learned it is that I can always recommit and although it sometimes becomes a broken record, it is much better than the "B" side of that 45, which is to quit.

Back to that river in Africa. As I float along its long luscious corridor and bask in its warm sun of victimization, I generally find myself saying such profound things as well they have more time, or they are young and full of ambition or they have someone they love to inspire them. If only I had or was those things.

Bullpucky!

What I decided to do

To make sure I parked my boat for good off the shores of that river, I decided to go back and read my most admired mentors here in WA from the start; their start. The beauty and genius of Kyle and Carson is first of all they started the blog system and second, they keep everyone's blog posts accessible from the start. So I went back and started reading the very first few blog posts from certain members.

What I found was exactly what I knew I would. They sounded exactly like I do now when they started. Even more profound was this didn't happen for them overnight... wow, what a concept haha. No, some success stories I have been following like first timers to Vegas this year started in 2015 and 2016. They sounded just like I do and they were simply full of idealism, inspiration and persistence. They too have stumbled, procrastinated, deviated, you name it but all of them simply picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and started again.

Gaining Perspective

This has been a great exercise and has made it easier for me to just get to work, knowing it can be done because those who have done it started where I have and have simply worked harder and more consistently. So be happy and rejoice. You don't have to be a genius, your genius has to be in your effort.

Can you dig it?
Damo

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ShobP Premium
Great post! Lately I too have been feeling like I'm getting no where, your post inspired me!
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imthedamo Premium
Good to hear it.
Damo
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Vickic3 Premium
Hey Damo
Great post and yes consistent effort is the key
Go well and keep on growing
Vicki
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imthedamo Premium
Thanks, Vicki I will do just that.
Damo
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Vickic3 Premium
Awesome
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Nancy29 Premium
Hey Damo,
I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Going back and reading early posts is a great idea. It helps to remember that every "great" of the world was a once a beginner. If they had stopped after the first few lessons, we'd never have heard of them. What a pity that would be. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Nancy
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imthedamo Premium
No problem Nancy and thank you. It really has put things in perspective for me and an extra added value of hope. Have a great holiday.
Damo
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newmarketpro Premium
Wow... I am at wedding ceremony but i can't stop reading the post till the end. Great insights Damo. Sometimes reflecting into our inner self would help us to push ourselves to move forward.

Joe:)
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imthedamo Premium
Thanks, Joe, yea it was amazing to compare some of the posts from then to now. Really helps find perspective.
Damo
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