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"Don't compare your chapter one to someone else's chapter 20." - Unknown


I know it's easy to compare your journey to someone else's, but you really really shouldn't. Everyone is different and some people are just further along in their journey than yours. I guess it's key not to compare yourself to anyone at all in general really. You are you and there is no point in trying to compare, or even compete, with anybody else - focus on yourself and assess yourself by your own standards.

Yep, the book used to help display this quote is The Fault In Our Stars (: It was actually the only good enough book which had actual chapter headings and enough space above the heading for the quote.
and yes I saw the film and yes I cried omg


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openskyline Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loooooove how you don't actually write on the books, and the wuotes rock too.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks (:
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DarkLadyMiko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
This quote goes so good with the book, you keep up the good work! Xx
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks!
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DarkLadyMiko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
;D
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WiRE4k Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I heard is "Don't compare your beginning with someone else's middle". The meaning is the same for both phrases, though, and I'd like to share what this has meant to me.

I was always a perfectionist, thus, I never had anything big done, never medium-sized either. I thought of myself as being exceptional, and so I had to only turn to great things: epic tales, games picturing an entire universe, whole songs (I love music, but to this day I suck at creating it) and wide drawings - of which I had accomplished no progress whatsoever. In reality, I was always afraid to do bad, afraid to make mistakes, and so I didn't any - but I didn't go forth with my skills as well.

It's only recently that I found out, thanks to a few good people (including a great guy Mike Rowe) and their helpful quotes, that it's exactly _because_ you make mistakes that you grow personally. Through mistakes, you learn. I found that I can see the bad things that I did after I did them and figure out how to do better. This is how you grow: act on what you feel is best in your situation, measure if it's good, act further while applying corrections.

I still can't stand the bad stuff I did, but now I know that risking and trying is the only way to go ahead, the only way to roll the pages and reach chapter twenty. Hope this helps.

Also, well done with visualising the quote! Brilliant execution, and it looks very sweet. Great work, Erin!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you for sharing your personal experience :aww: I would also class myself as a perfectionist too so I can totally relate to how you feel and such :hug: and thank you for your kind words on my work, it means so so much!
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beautyhidden Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Love <3
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you :hug:
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chinoise56 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always true..., comparing your journey through life with someone else's is never a good idea since no two people go through the same experiences.  People tend to be competitive and so look to others to see how they are doing instead of setting their own path, their own goals, and measuring their progress against these & not other people.
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