Who Sets Your Benchmark πŸ“–

While evaluating our performance against external criteria may be a good thing, how does it leave us? Are we now on a constant chase to keep up with the "competition" and do as they do, if not better?
One of the areas we short change ourselves is in fully embracing what we carry. While there is a great number of people who exhibit their whole being without shame or fear, most choose to hide their true capabilities and just stick to the script of mass appeal.
We research what the world is doing, where it's going, current trends, and who are the leaders on the scoreboard so that we may emulate what they do. Has it ever crossed your mind that the ones we call trailblazers were once considered crazy for their ideas?
We all carry with us incredible gifts that aren't just spiritual but mostly trade related and meant to advance mankind. We are sitting on ideas because of fear, and forget that ideas themselves are spirit that can leave you and go to someone else who can execute them.
Ever had an idea and never executed it? Few months or years down the line someone else does exactly what you had in mind, to the tee?

Yep, that's it.

It left you and went to someone who wasn't afraid to execute and who wasn't afraid of criticism.
The question is who sets your benchmark if not you?

Makwande πŸ•―οΈ

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No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
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