People do it all the time. They compare themselves to others in ways that don’t benefit them: based on the results. We all want faster cars, more money, expensive items of all sorts that make us feel wealthy. What we don’t necessarily want is to go through the processes that will get us there.
Processes are what enables growth. I am aware of daily practices that will allow me to grow: meditation, exercise, waking up early, but until recently I struggled to see them as easy/doable processes. Until today, when I managed to wake up on time to work on side projects. What changed? Two things.
- Other people wake up early consistently because they need to. I identified my want as an absolute need to get on top of my work.
- Start the day with something that I enjoy doing. In my case and in the present moment this for me means reading fiction.
Did I achieve everything I think I could have in the given amount of time? Not yet. But what comes first is building discipline.