But stop using someone else's success as an excuse to be mean, to not make an effort in your own life, or to buy into the lie that what you are doing is wrong because it doesn't look like someone else's Instagram feed.
I snapped a photo to capture the calm strength that inspired me to write this. He was not yelling and cheering to the world about how great this ride was or how brave he felt for conquering his fear. There were no people cheering him on loudly. In fact, I doubt if anyone else even realized the mountains he was moving within his own little world in that moment. But there he sat, with a soft grin on his face, his fists balled up, and his arm muscles flexed in his seat.