In short, I’m a family man who makes a living out of helping people feel better, oh and I almost committed suicide once.
Let’s get that suicide bit out the way first shall we?
Turns out, comparing yourself to others is a recipe for disaster.
My life is very good, always has been.
I’ve always had a roof over my head and food in my belly.
Yes I’ve had a few struggles and setbacks and challenges, who hasn’t? But for the most part, everything’s been A-O-K.
That is until I started comparing myself to other people who seemed to have it better than me,
Whether they had a better body,
A better bank account,
A better lifestyle,
Or a better family life,
I’d compare myself to them.
I was addicted to scrolling social media and I was addicted to making myself feel shit as a result.
So because of all this comparing,
One evening, 4 years ago, I decided that I wasn’t good enough for my family and that they’d be better off without me.
That’s when I found myself driving head on towards a lorry at 70MPH with no seat belt on.
God had other ideas that night (no I’m not religious in the slightest).
I say God because something stopped me from driving into that lorry and ending it all.
Shortly after pulling over and driving home to my family I had an epiphany;
Stop comparing yourself to others, don’t worry about what anyone else is doing, just do you, just be you and make your self and your life the very best it can be for you and for those closest to you.
My 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl don’t know this story yet but when I do tell them I’m pretty sure they’ll be glad I stuck around.
Now I simply go through life with the intention to be the very best I can be and to do the very best I can do simply because I, and those closest to me (friends, family, clients) deserve nothing less.