I remember watching Oprah one day when she had kids on it who had accomplished extraordinary feats. A child who created a non-profit organization for the homeless and raised millions of dollars, another kid who managed to get thousands of backpacks and school supplies donated to other less fortunate families, and the list went on and on. There were 10-year-old's out there who had started their own successful businesses and foundations, and I was sitting on the couch staring lamely at the crumbs left strewn all over my shirt from mindlessly shoving cookies into my mouth while channel surfing. That moment sure put things into perspective.
Now, I am fully aware that it's not healthy to constantly compare yourself to others and their achievements. Especially in this day and age of multimillionaire tweens in the media, you could fall completely into a depression thinking about the house and trips you'll never be able to afford (if you're into that kind of thing...ok, but really...who isn't?)
However, those "what am I doing with my life?" moments can definitely motivate you to go for the things you really want to do. The things that may be a little scary and seem a bit impossible.
How about a little Faith, the Wonder Dog, to inspire you (or make you feel like a wimp for not believing in yourself)?
And if you think that's amazing, check this out:
What to take away from these videos:
1) We can learn from the perseverance of a disfigured, yet happy now-bipedal dog.
2) If you ever feel crappy about your life (we ALL do at times!!), you should find solace in knowing that at least you aren't a dog with a master who forces you to wear a frilly skirt and dance merengue with him in a slightly disturbing manner.
You have choices.