I have been a fan of Jon Acuff for many years - his "Stuff Christians Like" blog was one of the first blogs (in fact it was THE first blog) I ever read regularly. He has since moved on and done lots of other amazing stuff - but in that blog he often came up with some excellent one-liners and the quote above was one of them.
What also came to mind was that I do this with blogging. I read other people's posts and think how amazing they are and how they seem to have all their ducks in a row. What I forget is that they have been doing this 'blogging stuff' for years - some have been doing it for many years - in fact for years before I even knew there was such a thing as "blogging"! They are cruising along in their "middle" and I am still at my "beginning" and learning all the new stuff and finding my feet.
One of the most valuable lessons I have learned as I have progressed on this blogging journey is that it is self defeating to compare yourself with others. We all have our own unique voices and our own stories to tell. Some people have been telling theirs for years and have honed their skills, some have only just begun.....but we are all in this together and it's about sharing and not comparing.