The Reason Why You Are Insecure In Your Current Position

July 16, 2012
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The reason why you are insecure in your current position is this:
You are comparing your “behind the scenes” with someone else’s “promo video.”
Because we live in a you-tube, insta-gram, bite-size, 140 character, 30 second attention span digital nation — we think that overnight success — is a normality — rather than an irregularity.

 

 

So when success does not come to us at breakneck speed — frustration becomes our friend and time turns into our enemy. The crazy part is this:

 

As soon as you step in to the next level of your career or craft or talent — you will immediately experience the same sadness — because you failed to cultivate a spirit of contentment — and concentrated on how to blow up or get big.

I remember the time before I had my driver’s license. I loved riding bikes. In fact, my dad would usually purchase for me a new bike every year or so.

I was super excited, every single time.

Then my desire turned elsewhere — I was nearing the legal age of driving — and all my bikes were getting rusty from the rain in the back-yard of the pacific northwest paradise.

Here is what made matters worse. I owned my first car before I even had my driver’s license.

Every day I had to walk to school — and I had to walk right past my car sitting in the drive-way. It was torture.

I finally got my driver’s license. Epic. Until I realized that after a while, cars just take you from one point to another — quicker than a bike.

My euphoria faded as quickly as my taste in cars changed and developed.

Not much changes as you grow older in life. Unless of course — you fight for and find contentment in your current situation.

The lust for something newer, greater and bigger can consume you and even endanger you — and anxiety can set in when you want to go further faster — but the exact opposite is visibly occurring.

In tomorrow’s post, I want to point out five people who did not go viral, were not an overnight success and did not incur over 100k followers because of social media –

Yet they still continued to do that — which they were called to do — and did so faithfully —

Question: What do you think motivates insecurity in our life. You can leave a comment below. 

Bogdan Kipko

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Founder & Pastor of Forward Church In Irvine, CA & host of the Fuel For Life Podcast which is listened to in 50 states & 118 countries. Join the FFL nation!