Comparison

We start things everyday. We daydream of the possibilities of life and say aloud how those ideas defines us. How many of those ideas see an end? How many things in your life can you honestly say you do exceptionally well? How often have you been able to say that you have walked through hell and back and made it through alive? Even worse, instead of admitting to ourselves that we have fallen off the beaten path, it seems easier to simply try another road. Would recognizing this ignorance mean failure?

With everything in my life I struggle with following through. Finishing what I’ve started. It’s also one of the very few things in life I have control over. I falter because of many reasons. Fear of rejection, indecisiveness, lack of focus, but most of all I falter because of comparison. Comparison is the thief of joy, and it can suck the passion right out of you. I start because I’m passionate, but struggle because I compare my situation to everyone else. I think, “I wish I had that persons characteristics”, or “I could never be like them”. But I don’t want to live like this. None of us have to live or feel like this. 

We at any given time are in complete control of how we feel and react to the chaos that is constantly moving around us. However, it’s hard to remember that. Sometimes we need someone else to help us remember that. Sometimes you need someone to WAKE YOU UP. Whether we want to admit it or not, our happiness is very much co-dependent on the happiness of other people. By reaching out to others you might be able to help them appreciate how special they are, and in return get something back yourself. I am very fortunate to have someone in my life that keeps me accountable day by day. 

Lost in the wild, encompasses everything I struggle with and hope to make my way out of. It’s about accepting the journey through the worst of times and keeping the path. It’s acknowledging life for what you’ve been given and what you hope to gain. It’s about asking for help, even when you think you’re too lost to be found.

- Josh