Life is a journey, not a competition


My dear, How often do we lie simply because we are trying to build ourselves up in the eyes of others? How often do we gossip because we want to appear “in the know,”or because we are trying to make ourselves appear better than someone else? Stop confusing yourself and wasting your time doing everything you see or hear from other people. Stop trying to be in a competition with anybody in this life.

The core is to make time to find your niche. In life there is reality and there is what you want. Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you or what you think about others. This life we're living is a journey, no matter how old you are now you are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want.

Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages

1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.

3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”

4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank..

5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.

6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.

7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.

8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.

9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.

10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.

11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.

12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23

13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24

14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record

15) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

16) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind

17) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest

18) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight

 19). Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived

20) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise

21) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out

22) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US

23) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats

24) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President.

Don’t believe it when people tell you that you will never accomplish anything great in life, or that you’re ordinary or should just stay the same as everybody else. Don’t let them define you, your life or your future. Don’t let society or people restrict or blind you with their definitions of what’s beautiful and what’s not, and what’s successful and what’s not.

See, You are always going to meet disturbances outside yourself, it's the experience of living ~ There will be dark days and there will be days of laughter and somewhere in between you'll create a healthy balance within yourself and call it a life. We can't stop the storm, but we can learn to watch it pass. *This LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A COMPETITION.


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