Use Relativity to Find Your Place

You don’t really know your value till you put it in the right perspective.

A year ago, I made the decision to start writing publicly. I thought I was starting something special and I mean that in terms of uniqueness; as in doing something uncommon.

Started from the bottom

Due to my environment, I️ had a perception I️ was doing something few people tried. However, once I️ got going, that “pioneer” feeling wore off fast. I️ got a real taste of where I stood.

Yin and Yang

At first, it’s daunting to realize so many other people want to achieve the same as you. That means competition. That means it’s going to be difficult to differentiate yourself and break ground.

I️ am here

If you want to know where you stand, recognize the whole — realize the spectrum. This shows you when you’re actually making progress and doing the right things.

Imagine a village of scrawny, frail men. Everyone is around 100 pounds with little to no muscle mass. This is the only body type they know. One man strives to be the biggest in town. He wants the fulfillment that comes along with being strong. He goes to work on his goal.

A year later, he’s done it.

He’s now a whopping 130 lbs. Compared to the others, he’s downright jacked. He thinks he’s reached the pinnacle of fitness. His progress stops and he remains where he’s at, assuming he’s reached his potential.

Okay, that’s a strange example. I️ came up with it on the fly. Do you see my point, though? The man has no relevance! He doesn’t truly know where he stands. He doesn’t realize he’s still small. He won’t know until he see’s the whole spectrum.

Know your place

When you enter yourself into a new space, try to accept the level you’re at. See yourself as a part of the whole, but know where you fit in.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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