I want to give you a piece of advice that I was once given that helped me through a time in my life when I just felt like..

A loser.

And, whatever way you might feel like a loser―if you ever do feel like a loser―it’s just like, people don’t get it. It’s like when I feel like this, it’s because I feel like I’m not accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Or other people are doing better than me, or I’m just like not necessarily where I want to be in life, or whatever it is, I just feel like people won’t get it; I’m going through my own thing, I just feel like a total loser.

That’s it.

And a lot of that has to do with comparing yourself to others, which I know is just part of being competitive (I am pretty competitive), but whether or not you’re competitive, you will eventually compare yourself to others because they’ll get a part you want in a play, or they’ll get a spot that you want, or the solo you want, or a job you want, or a college admission that you want.

If you spend your life comparing yourself to everyone around you, you will never be happy. There’s always going to be somebody who killing it in some way that you will maybe not ever be able to.

But, the good thing is, you are going to be killing it in your own ways.

If you feel like a loser, I guess the most important thing is if there were a contest to being who you are, there will never be anybody in the world who will beat you. That’s one way you will always win. You will always be the number one version of you. You will always win that.

So, if you ever feel like you’re down and out, and you suck in every way, I guess, have happiness in the fact that nobody will ever be a better you than yourself. Even Meryl Streep, one of the best actresses of all time, will never be able to pull of being you, as well as you can be you. And I think there’s something to be said for that.

So, yeah.

I hope that helps. I hope you feel better about the situation that you’re in, if you’re in a bad situation.

Published by Priscilla Anthony