I shared this in my FB group last week. Interestingly, this concept came up in several of my client conversations over the last few days.
As I stood at the beach observing this little guy cruising along, I was reminded of the fact that while it looks smooth and graceful on the surface, his little legs (or maybe her little legs, how can you tell?) are furiously paddling to get to his destination.
Or maybe he doesn’t even have a specific destination, maybe it takes that much effort just to stay afloat.
If you are watching others from afar and fall into that compare and despair pattern, or if you feel like you are working so hard and not getting anywhere, struggling to keep your head above water, remember someone else is watching you thinking that you are gracefully sailing along.
Keep paddling my friend, keep paddling.