Doesn’t have to be a put down
Or a sign that you don’t belong
That you cannot do great things
That your story cannot change.
It can also mean knowing yourself
Well enough to actively choose your own path
And trusting yourself enough
To persevere when things don’t seem too promising.
Your lane is yours for a reason
And you have tailor made obstacles to overcome
Unique fires to extinguish
And specific resistance to push up against.
Staying in your lane also means
Celebrating milestones that few will comprehend fully
And savouring the hard earned fruits of your labor.
Your lane is where your greatness is forged
Where you learn to not crave approval
Nor seek happiness in flimsy places.
Far from being a place to be relegated,
Is a spot on earth to call your own
And no amount of comparison will change that.