How to stop comparing yourself and become the you, you were meant to be
I absolutely adore the resurgence of Wonder Woman! She made her reentry onto the silver screen in the current arc of the Justice League in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, more recently she made her debut on a commemorative stamp celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the iconic hero, and not to forget the release of the first official Wonder Woman movie in June of 2017.
Perhaps, though, what never left us is the idea that we can BE Wonder Woman. Strive to be perfect, and do it all, be it all, and achieve it all. We strive to be the hero of our own stories.
I LOVE this line: And remember that, in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman. ~Queen Hippolyte, Wonder Woman 1975
What strikes me about it is that people go around thinking they are the ordinary ones while everyone else is a Wonder Woman, comparing themselves to others, seeing themselves as not adding up, when really it’s the other way around!
We are ALL Wonder Woman living in a world full of ordinary mortals if only we would stop looking to others to see how we are doing. STOP the comparison compromise. Believing that we are a mess, less than, less capable, less magical simply because we can’t see ourselves as the hero of our story. Because of the images we see on the computer screen shows us something different from what see in front of us in our own reality.
Being a creative and writing coach for authors, I see this all the time in the publishing industry. Authors feeling like they have to be a certain way, fit the perfect mold, do things a certain way, when the truth of the matter is: YOUR way is the right way, YOU are the mold! The real question is about YOUR OWN priorities, YOUR OWN goals. BE YOU.
If we saw ourselves as the individuals we are, with different purposes, different journeys, and that in this moment we’re doing okay, we would all be Wonder Woman in our own ordinary mortal worlds.
“A new journey to be started.
A new promise to be fulfilled.
A new page to be written.
Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes, the open book awaits.
And above all else, be young.
For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.
Use it wisely.”*
And always BE YOU!
*The above quote is taken from Wonder Woman # 62 by George Perez.
Originally published at bookmatchmaker.wordpress.com on November 21, 2016.
Originally published at medium.com