How Can We Stop Comparing Oursleves To Others ?
Most of us understand the foolishness of trying to compare ourselves to others. We would readily admit that no good ever comes from it.
Yet, whether we are comparing our home size, paycheck, physical features, or any number of measurable (and even unmeasurable) things, we do it all the time.
🤔 How can we stop comparing ourselves to others? Here are some helpful steps:
✔Recognize the problems in comparing yourself to another.
Why would we want any habit in our life that promotes feelings of inferiority? Or consistently promotes envy, competition, and strife with no end in sight? Sometimes, just a reminder of the foolishness contained in the habit is the most important step in overcoming it.
✔Celebrate who you are.
There are many wonderful things about your life. You are a hard worker… or a businessman… or a mother/father… or a good listener… or a generous soul. You have much to celebrate and are entirely unique. Any comparison between you and another person is like comparing apples to oranges. They aren’t living your life, you are. Therefore, you should expect the results to be completely different!
✔Realize life is not a competition.
There may be times when competition is appropriate, but life is not one of them. We have all been thrown together at this exact moment on this exact planet. And the sooner we stop competing against others to “win,” the faster we can start working together to figure it out.
As humans, it is in our nature to compare ourselves to others. But nothing good ever comes from it. So let’s stop comparing ourselves to others. We were not born to live THEIR life. There is no sense wasting our life (or energy) being jealous of theirs. Instead, let’s start living our lives.
Let’s determine today to be good at it. After all, we only get one shot. 😉