by Lesley Kim
“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”
As I get older, the one thing I begin to lose is the constant insecurity that plagued me in my teens and early twenties When you’re younger, it’s easy to look at people and think, wow, she’s so much prettier, or smarter, or skinnier than me. One thing that time has taught me is that competing with others only leads to heartaches and disappointment. The only thing you can do is to be better than you thought you could be… and outdo yourself.
I am beginning to be comfortable in my own skin. I don’t wish to be prettier or smarter than someone else. I don’t think about what I would achieve if I was taller or skinnier. Instead I focus on improving myself, not what the other person is doing with their lives. I think about what is important to me and what I ultimately want from life. In the end, I just want to make myself a better version of myself. Life is over before you know it. Why not spend it as better than you thought you could be?