It’s horrible to feel you’re falling behind.
Maybe you’re chatting with a friend you trained with and she’s telling you how many clients she’s got, or how she’s been invited to give a talk, or how she’s just been published in a prestigious publication. You notice your stomach sink as you believe the thought “You’re moving so much faster than me!” or “I’m being left behind”.
I notice many areas of my life where I run the story that “I need to keep up”. For example, I’m currently on the journey towards being a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and one of the requirements is that we serve 120 hours of voluntary facilitation on the Do The Work Helpline.