It’s important to be happy with who you are and where you’re at.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/04/01/reader-request-week-5-professional-jealousy

While it wasn’t directly the point of this old blog post on John Scalzi’s “Whatever”, it served as a reminder about how I’ve been trying to live my life in the last few years. Some days I’m better at it than others, but it all boils down to the fact that if I’m happy, or can find happiness in my life, then things take care of themselves. That happiness feeds itself, and most of the unhappiness we create in our lives is just that, something we’ve created by dealing with everything life throws at us in a negative way. And in this context, especially when we compare our lives with that of someone else.

“Lots of people are wildly more successful than I am, and perhaps are more successful than I will ever be; it hasn’t stopped me from being pretty happily successful in my own way.”