‘Run your own race, don’t compare your success to others and keep your eye on the prize,’ writes Danielle Page in this article on metrics of success.
I like ‘run your own race.’ I’ve not seen that one before, cool.
Like many other articles on the subject of success, Page starts with the idea that you have to know what your personal values are before you can set up your life to get the things that will make you quote-unquote happy.
Choosing what matter most… to you
The phrase ‘run your own race’ makes it really clear, and if you are one of those people who find it hard to get on the track, or tracks, that other people want you to run, perhaps to fulfill their own unmet ambitions or because they feel threatened for [insert any reason], then you know already. This is your own choice to make.
The way you want to go.
It isn’t a topic you can bring up just anywhere, anytime, with anyone. It takes a lot of personal effort to really carve out time and space to go into those conversations with yourself. I am a big fan of writing your way to insights, which is why I made a space for some to work together and collaboratively do this, if they want to opt-in. It’s not a giant group of people or anything because I always prefer small circles.
If you’re curious, check it out.
Here is a link.
On a side note, wellbeing and positive mental health are topics that we will cover in the next Mirror sequence. The World Health Organization defines mental health as:
‘The World Health Organization (WHO) 2003, p 7) defines it as: ‘a state of wellbeing whereby individuals recognise their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of daily life and are able to make a contribution to their families and communities’. Cited in this article about mental health in later life.
Update: August 2023