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Laurels

I see a lot of people today are talking about the super bowl and how great Tom Brady and the Patriots are. That’s fine, I understand letting off steam… But

We spend so much time holding up the accomplishments of others. How many of you have gotten into a fight over Brady being the best quarterback of all time like it’s a badge of honor for you? It’s not your accomplishment. I know this from personal experience. Back when I was younger I would tote around the fact that my father was an Army Ranger. It was cool, he had gone through R.I.P. and made it to regiment. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that it wasn’t my accomplishment… so why did I treat it like it was?

Children do this a lot. They have yet to accomplish things for themselves so the only way they can compare themselves against their peers is by using their family’s accomplishments. But you’re not a child anymore.

Stop holding onto the things that your favorite team has done. Your favorite public figure. Your favorite child.

Start making your own laurels. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished, and what you have yet to accomplish. Every step you take is one towards your own dreams but you’ll never get there if you don’t start.

One comment on “Laurels

  1. So true – as an adult, I have lost my infatuation with celebrities. Time to work harder.

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