Sometimes we focus on the experience we don't have or the degrees we don't have or the skills we don't have...and everything else we don't have, and we don't realize there is something special about what we do have and someone somewhere needs to experience what we have.
I'm going to use myself as an example coz well, it is my blog and if I should be calling anyone out, it should be me, lol. I love music and I love to sing. And I'm in awe of singers who can create an amazing line or run in their minds and actually produce it vocally. I have enough trouble coming up with runs, let it alone reproducing them, the few times I do, lol.
Because I have this admiration that really turns into voice envy a lot of times, I have spent quite a bit of my singing life under-appreciating my voice, to the point where when folks would ask me if I was a singer, I'd tell them I was a worshipper. And not because I sing mostly christian music, but because I feel like when you worship, your voice is not judged as much as when you're just singing on YouTube or at weddings, lol..
Before you judge me think about your own situations, lol.
Instead of thinking this way, and feeling like me accepting what I had meant not trying at all, I could've spent more time training my voice--not to sound like Tori Kelly, even though that would be pretty awesome, lol, but to sound like the best version of me.
Sometimes we're not comparing ourselves to others, sometimes we're comparing ourselves to these standards that we have set in our minds. My pastor always says God cannot bless who you pretend to be, He can only bless what He created you to be.
I think a lot of times we lose our uniqueness in trying to do things the way someone else is doing it. But if we would stop focusing on what we don't have and focus on using what we do have to the best of our ability, I believe it will result in something really special.
"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life."