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Move At Your Own Pace

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Written by   55
4 months ago

A lot of times we felt like we were left behind, all alone in a race that is called life. Others keep on running ahead while we are still struggling to stand on our two feet.

Some friends are already graduating while we were barely hanging on to our academics. Some relatives are getting married while we don't even have the time or energy to build a proper romantic relationship with somebody else.

People our age are building their own companies, while others are climbing on the corporate ladders. And yet here we are, still wondering what can we do to survive.

Those are just some of the most relatable issues that I can state on the top of my head. From friends, families, neighbors, or even strangers, we tend to feel like we're missing out on a lot of aspects of life when compared to our surroundings.

We worked our back off, sacrificing sleep and enjoyable times to keep on pushing ahead, but alas, none of it even mattered in the grand scheme of things. So why should we keep working hard if it doesn’t make any difference and instead push us off the cliff? 

That’s what one of my friends told me some time ago. It got me thinking about how unfair life is to some of us, and yet there’s almost nothing we can do about it. Some people were born with more privilege than others. It can be in terms of time, money, genetics, connections, or even all of them at once. 

And who are we fooling when we say that everyone can reach the top if they work hard enough? If one is not born with any of the privileges I mentioned before, they’d need much more than hard work to reach the top. They would need luck, perseverance, and grit to be able to change their lives for the better or reach their dreams.


It isn’t uncommon in where I live that some people need to take care of their sick relatives since they’re young. While other kids have the time to play around and have fun, these people need to get part-time jobs as a student, either by selling magazines around the block, washing dishes in restaurants, or doing other jobs that they can do to help pay for medications or just to survive on a day-to-day basis. 

Some might be lucky or smart enough to earn scholarships to continue their academic lives, but others won’t even think about it as they have a lot more to worry about besides higher education. In a world where most recruiters require a degree before hiring someone, you can guess how hard it is for some of us to improve our way of living in a condition where we simply can’t get into higher education because of one thing or another. 

But then again, complaining and comparing ourselves to someone who is more fortunate certainly won’t do us any good. Rather, we should just do our best while keeping our targets in check. Being grateful while you’re down isn’t as simple as it might sound either, but do know that our faith and perseverance shall be tested when things are the toughest and where the future seems dark and gloomy.

Take a deep breath, keep your focus on the goal, and stop forcing yourself to follow others' pacing. We all have our own troubles and burdens to carry, eventhough the intensity might differ from one to another. Just believe in yourself and keep moving forward, even if you need to take a very small step at a time.

Remember that no matter what other people say, you don’t need to be someone that you’re not and follow the life that others shape for you. Just keep improving yourself and be a better you. No matter how hard it is, never give up and stop believing. Because the moment you stop trying is the moment that you stop having any chance. Don't be jealous of others' achievements and blame yourself for not being good enough. Please do yourself a favor and just move at your own pace.

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Glad that I can finally finish writing this up. I hope that it might help anyone that's in a bad spot in their life and need some post to lift their spirit. Anyways, I hope that everyone is having a nice day ahead!

~Thank you so much for all the support so far. Until next time, peace out!~

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I am me and I move at my own pace, and I don;t care what anybody else thinks :)

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4 months ago

From all this reflection that you have made with such valid arguments, I am going to stay with "you don’t need to be someone that you’re not and follow the life that others shape for you" Everyone has different circumstances in life, and the top for everyone is also different. The important thing is to challenge ourselves to be better without comparing ourselves with others at our own pace.

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4 months ago

Yep... always move at your own pace... we all have different timeline so no need to pressure ourselves running the race which is not our own

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4 months ago

I am in the middle of deciding between things and reading this helped me alot. I am so pressured this past few days and thank you for reminding me to always run in my own pacing.

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4 months ago

I'm glad that it helped you somehow. Don't push yourself too much my friend.

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4 months ago

Every one of us has our own journey to take in life. We may face different hardships but we should never give up coz giving up is not the answer to it. Those failures and hardships must be our inspiration to keep improving ourselves and to become a better version of ourselves. Believe in ourselves and we can do the things that we want to do

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4 months ago

Agreed, giving up is never the answer. Taking a lesson from our past failures and making them inspiration is very good advice as well. Thank you for visiting!

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4 months ago

It's my pleasure to read your article. This is inspiring

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4 months ago

But we always like to move at our own pace. You have analyzed your words beautifully here. Based on this, it is understood that we all have to get out of our own space a lot of the time.

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4 months ago

Have you ever thought that the person you now see as a success may have gone through a very tortuous path? If you really want to encourage yourself, don't compare yourself with anyone. You are unique and with hard work, effort and your abilities you can become much better than anyone else.

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4 months ago

Fully agree with your comment, gertu. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

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4 months ago

I like this article it came at the perfect time for me thank you because I sort of have an issues... I guess you are right, people are different so chose the pase that's wright for you

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4 months ago

Stay strong and don't mind the negative people in your life. Just keep moving at your pace and focus on the target. Good luck and have a nice day!

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4 months ago

will Do and thank you

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4 months ago

A baloon can only fit this much gas according to it's capability.. comparing with another one with different capacity is so stupid.. beautiful post

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4 months ago

Thank you for the kind words doll. That's such a great illustration, I'll use them in future articles hehe

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4 months ago

I love this Sponked. Thank you for reminding us to be ourselves and not what others want us to be.

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4 months ago

Glad you loved it! Others will never be satisfied with what we do, so let's keep our focus on the end goal!

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4 months ago

That was really true, we shouldn't feel embarrassed for what we can do and let others decide the future for us. We can be the best for ourselves as long as we work hard for the better. Don't stop believing and never lose hope as we are the one who's making our own fate.

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4 months ago

Yep, if we don't believe in ourselves, who else will do it? Just enjoy the process and keep doing our best to reach our dreams.

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