You Will Never Sit at the Cool Kids’ Table (Nov Blog 24/30)

24 Nov


If you’re doing it right, anyway.

I was just reading this article, one of those listicles about kicking butt at life. I have to be in the right mood to swallow these but I enjoyed this one. I especially liked this point:

Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.

Most people are competing with other people. They continuously check-in to see what others in their space (their “competition”) are doing. As a result, they mimic and copy what’s “working.” Conversely, you’ve left all competition behind. Competing with others makes absolutely zero sense to you. It pulls you from your authentic zone. So you zone out all the external noise and instead zone in to your internal pressure to produce.

I think that’s what slows a lot of us down, myself included. Comparison to other people and their progress and path just slows a person down. Sitting at the “cool kids’ table” means that your mind is off the purpose, you’re looking around, trying to chart a path based on outside input. That all takes away from your time to make and create for yourself.

Granted, I always thinks it’s good to take note of what is going on around you, because operating in a vacuum is its own kind of mistake sometimes but…overall, get up from the table and do something.

2 Responses to You Will Never Sit at the Cool Kids’ Table (Nov Blog 24/30)


Lynne Majek

November 25th, 2017 at 7:04 pm

This is spot on, Jana. I have never been at the cool kids table and now realize how rich my own journey has been for me. Now, My goal is to offer my own table, welcome to everyone…free of judgment of anyone. Love you, Lynne
Lead, don’t follow.



November 28th, 2017 at 4:52 am

Thanks so much, Lynne! You are a wise one. Thanks for reading.

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