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Stay in Your Lane, Run Your Own Race.
Go at your own pace. Your journey to success is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, at your own pace. It’s okay to go slowly and progress with your own strides. As long as you do not stop, it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get there. Going at a speed that is comfortable for you is all that matters.
When you stay in your lane at your own pace nobody can make you feel less deserving or less accomplished by the pace you are going. Your journey is YOURS, it’s unique to you and you will finish with the most amazing and unique story. Be brave and go at your own pace.
Be Patient with yourself. It’s important to be patient with yourself. Don’t rush the process, allow yourself to grow with the flow at the momentum that feels right for you. Stop comparing your life to what other people are achieving. You must always be yourself and be patient in knowing that everything is coming together in its time.
Take time to rest. Most of the time, we pressure ourselves to be productive - at all times. Its easy to start feeling guilty if you are resting. But, resting is an important part of being productive. When you go at your own pace, make time to rest and it does not mean you are any less productive when doing so. Let go of the pressure to tirelessly push yourself. Doing more doesn’t determine your worth when you truly don't need to do more. Sometimes, less is more.
There is no shame in finding your own beat. Going at a fast pace, or trying to keep up with what others are doing, will not get you to your destination any faster. Your journey is unique with challenges and achievements that no one else can take credit for.
Grow with the flow. As you grow through your journey to success, we encourage you to focus on what you are called to do. Walk in confidence that you are on the right path at the right time, not a second earlier or a second late.
You’re running your own race. Don’t forget, you can start over, start late, be unsure, act different, try and fail and still succeed. You've got this!