Running our own race


30 December 2018

Running our own race

Lately I have switched from buying books in bookstores to borrowing them in the library. We never know what we will find, a bit like second hand clothes shops, and sometimes we are pleasantly surprised. Being 41 precisely, and having a few free days for more “spiritual” books, I read, “The monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin S. Sharma. I fell on this phrase which I found particularly inspiring, and this made me think that, though we sometimes think the grass is greener at our neighbours, sometimes setting our own goals and running our own race can make a huge difference in our lives:

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self”.

Increasingly, I find life easier with the little things. With respect to my wardrobe this has been new ways of using and purchasing things. Now I go mostly to my favorite second hand shops in Paris and Madrid. I often find jewels I wouldn’t find in fast fashion, high street, not to say luxury stores which are above budget. I put little rules on my shopping.

  1. Shop if I am sure I will wear it.

  2. Avoid black.

  3. Make sure the colors suit me.

  4. Make sure I can combine the item with clothes, accessories and shoes in my wardrobe.

  5. Only purchase it if I can afford it to little or no sacrifice on my purse.

  6. Have a pleasurable shopping experience, be it on or offline.

Of course my well-being doesn’t only depend of my wardrobe. It comes in every daily routine: from waking up with energy in the morning, to eating things I like but that are healthy, doing sports 4 or 5 times a week (which I love, by the way), increasing my frequency of meditation to twice a week, and being more of a positive-thinker.

The good thing is I love my job, and that makes me feel like the happiest person in the world. It has been a constructive year that has opened many doors, and I hope we will open many more with my co-founder, Mireille.

Yes, I think my rule is to Run my own race according to my goals in life and to focus on making the journey great, not only on the goal. Learning enriches us, and learning about ourselves makes us better and happier about who we are.

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See the TED conference by Ivan Joseph on “The Skill of Self-confidence

©I-DYLIC. Article by Eleonore Vadon