Your Life's Highlight Reel

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steven Furtick

Scroll down anybody’s Facebook Timeline and you are sure to find the highlights of their life. I’ve found that when we see the highlight reels of others lives we can either become envious or inspired. People that become envious say things like, “Their life isn’t really that good, they’re just posting their highlights to impress other people…”  or “I wish I had an exciting life… my life is so boring.”  People that become envious or upset often do so because they long to live a more exciting life than their current highlight reel is playing.

On the other end of the spectrum are people who see others highlight reels and become inspired to live a better life. I fall into this category. If someone posts an exciting vacation they went on, a great family memory, or something great they’ve accomplished, I get excited! I’m glad they are filling their lives with good things and I recognize that if they can do it, I can do it! Other people’s highlight reels cause me to dream bigger and inspire me to be more intentional about my life. I know that when I post highlights from my life, I hope it inspires others to do the same.

This post is for mainly intended for those in the first group. If you don’t like your life’s highlight reel, I’m here to tell you that you can change it anytime you want. The key to a great highlight reel is intentionality. The people who have the best highlight reels in life aren’t necessarily those with the most money, power, influence, or fame. While those things can certainly contribute to some great highlights, they aren’t required to make them. When you become intentional, you can make highlights out of any experience or circumstance you may find yourself in. If you know somebody that’s living an extraordinary life that inspires you, schedule time to meet with them. Ask them how they live such an incredible life. 

I’d also encourage you to think about how you can start intentionally creating highlights. It could be starting a new hobby, booking a weekend trip, going fishing, biking, running, taking pictures, playing a board game, asking a potential mentor out to coffee, a weekly date night, family night, going to a networking event, finding a non-profit or church to get involved with.

Start intentionally creating a better highlight reel today. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop, and you’ll have a highlight reel that you are fired up about, and hopefully, one that inspires others to live a more intentional life.

Do you tend to become envious or inspired by others highlight reels?

What are 2 or 3 you can start doing that will create a better highlight reel?


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