All too often, we find ourselves chasing after something not because we actually want it, but because we feel like we should have it. Why? Well, because other people have it.
Comparison has become all too easy today. Like everybody else, we'll blame that on social media. One minute we feel accomplished and successful in our careers; until we log into LinkedIn and see that a colleague was perhaps recently published by The New York Times. We have absolutely no complaints about our cute little house, until we see that one of our Facebook friends have just purchased this ridiculously gorgeous home on a giant wooded lot.
However, it's important to remember that someone else's success isn't your failure. And, beyond that, we don't have to have (or even want) everything that other person already has within their grasp. We're different people with different lives. So, do your best to stay focused on your own path, and forget the rest. What everyone else is doing has little to no impact on your own success and happiness.