And mine isn't.
Except for one area. I found it quite shocking that my "highlight reel" actually brought out the behind-the-scenes struggle in my colleagues. See, my highlight reel is very limited. It actually only encompasses one skill area. That's it. I don't have the family. I don't have the relationship. I don't have the outside-of-work-amazing-life. But I do have one talent, that I now know brings out insecurities in others. Which is something I hate to do, make someone feel insecure. And today, more than ever, that was made clear to me.
Which is why this quote came to mind. I know I need to really work hard to stop looking at the highlight reel, the "public persona" of my colleagues. Because when I do that, I feel like an ant surrounded by elephants - the smallest, most insignificant creature of the bunch. Hopefully this new-found information will help me balance out a little bit more, and be less insecure about what they have that I don't, and instead, focus on sharing what I can...... After all, we all have something to offer, whether we're behind the camera or running the show.