It is very easy to get distracted by what other people are doing. What they are doing may seem more exciting or more interesting. Sadly, many people make the mistake of measuring their own success by the success of their friends or other members of their family. And if they don’t measure up, they being to feel inadequate or even depressed. Always remember, however, that the time you spend focusing on what other people are doing is precious time not being spent on what you were made to do. Contrary to the old saying, the grass is never greener on the other side.
When looking for your purpose in life, take the time to look at every aspect of your life. Ask yourself if you are happy with what you are doing and where you are in life. If you are, keep moving in that direction. If you aren’t, ask yourself what you need to do to start moving in another direction. It is no good doing something for any length of time that you know you were not uniquely designed to do and that you are not absolutely happy doing.
Maya Angelou said, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” It is the same thing with life. If you are not happy with what you are doing, take the plunge and start doing something else. If you don’t like where you are, write up a strategy and put that strategy into action to change it. You will never be happy doing what everyone else is doing. You will only be happy doing what God made you to do. And God made everybody to do something. Find your purpose, find your happiness.