Lately I’ve been comparing myself to other knitting designers on Ravelry whose patterns are selling like hotcakes-feeling like I don’t measure up to them. I know that my patterns are well written, easy to read, follow, etc., AND I’ve received many compliments on the finished designs, so what gives? I almost even thought about giving up the whole designing venture and just knit other peoples patterns. But,…….I have ideas. …..many ideas, of what I would like to wear and think others might like to wear as well.
Today I went on Facebook and a friend posted a link to this article from the blog tiny buddha, “Stop comparing yourself to others: an alternative to competing with people”, by Sonya Derian. The article suggests that we should instead compare ourselves to our past selves. A year ago I was dreaming of designing, taking classes, and learning all I could about the knitting world. Today, I’ve put up four, yes, four designs on Ravelry! When I look at it that way….. I’ve accomplished A LOT! I’m sooooo impressed with myself! Who knows what the next year will bring??!!
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger