One of my favorite stories tells about the renowned sage Rabbi Zusya who wept as he lay on his deathbed. His students, gathered by his side, were astonished. “Rabbi, why do you weep?” one of them asked. “If anyone is assured of a place in heaven, it is you!”
“I’ll tell you why,” the learned one answered softly. “If, when I approach the gates of heaven, I am asked, “Why were you not a Moses? I will answer, ‘Because I was not born to do what Moses did.’ And if the heavenly host argues, ‘You did not perform the miracles that Elijah did,” I shall tell them, “Those were Elijah’s miracles to perform, not mine.” My friends, the only question I fear I shall be unable to answer is: “Why were you not a Rabbi Zusya?’”
Every one of us comes into this world with a unique purpose. Just as there are no two snowflakes alike or no two fingerprints alike, our life’s journey and our life’s purpose is a personal adventure.
Never compare yourself with the accomplishments of others, because you are not supposed to be like them.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.