When People Are More Successful Than You

Success. It’s not be given to you. You want to make a lot of money. You want to have fame and fortune. You want to be known for something in the world. You may want to be one of the best-selling authors of all time. You want to have all those articles and books published. You may want to be a good musician and have millions of albums sold. You may want to become a professional athlete and one of the greats. You may want to be a top position in a company or a big politician.

You may get it. You may become a published author. You may become a good musician. You may get drafted to become a professional athlete. You may get a political office or a top position in a company including a corporate office.

However, your colleague ends up being the more successful one. They may get the better political position. They may get the CEO job and you don’t. The fellow writers you know may get published more and make more money off their writings. Other musicians you know may make more money and sell more albums as well as become more popular.

Keep something in mind. There will always be someone who is greater at something than you!

However, it doesn’t mean your success doesn’t matter to the world. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feel successful. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be happy with what you have accomplished. You should never compare yourself to others because no matter what, no one is going to have the same amount of success. It doesn’t mean your family or friends love them or like them more. It may, however, mean they like them or love them different and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But there will always be someone who is less fortunate and less successful than you.

Those are the times to feel happy with your success. Be happy if you can publish articles. Be happy if you can make enough money to at least support yourself. Be happy with your gifts. If you get a music career or an athletic career, be happy that you got it at the very least. You may even have another sibling who wishes they could be doing as good as you.

Not everyone has the same life path. Not everyone makes the same amount of money. Not everyone will have the same amount of success. But the point is to be happy because you only get one life to live. Make the most of it and don’t worry about who’s better or who’s worse. You can only be YOU and no one else.

Louis Scarantino

Louis Scarantino is a man on the autism spectrum. He advocates for autism awareness. He grew up in Northeastern PA. He started writing and speaking after meeting his favorite singer Shania Twain! He's also published articles for The Mighty, Thought Catalog, YourTango, and Unwritten! He has his own website www.louisscarantino.com! He hopes to become an international Autism Advocate and get a film made about his life!

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