Other people’s achievements

Are external landmarks
Of the good things that have come to pass
Along their path.
What you see as you scroll on your
Timeline
Is not evidence of your inadequacy
Nor indicators of where you
‘Should’ be.
Seeing someone else’s smooth sailing
Doesn’t have to take the wind out
Of your own sails.
Other people’s achievements
Have nothing to do with you,
With your combination of fear and hope
Lucky breaks and hang ups
Opportunities and disappointments.
Your path is your own.
There is no ‘winning’ at being human.
There’s just being.

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