“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”
It is so easy to second question your goals when you’re hearing a lot of success stories around you but you must always remember the reasons why you started and how important it is to stay in your own lane. You don’t know how many tears, long nights or failures were behind those success stories. Let me give you an example, did you know that the Angry birds game was the 52nd game Rovio made? We may never know if or how many times they compared themselves to others, but one thing we will always know is that they continued until they made it (by the way, Angry birds is one of the top selling games in the Apple app store being downloaded over 1 billion times!!)
Comparing yourself to others is the thief of joy! It’s better to look at success stories in a different light i.e. be inspired and learn how to water your own grass. The grass is never greener on the other side and you will never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
Like last Monday, I have found helpful ways in which you can stop comparing yourself to others this week and change your life for the better.
Compete less. Appreciate more.
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. The first and most important step in overcoming the habit of competition is to routinely appreciate and compliment the contribution of others.
Find inspiration without comparison.
Comparing our lives with others is foolish. But finding inspiration and learning from others is entirely wise. Work hard to learn the difference. Humbly ask questions of the people you admire or read biographies as inspiration.
Become intimately aware of your own successes.
Whether you are a writer, musician, doctor, landscaper, mother, or student, you have a unique perspective backed by unique experiences and unique gifts. You have the capacity to love, serve, and contribute. You have everything you need to accomplish good in your little section of the world. With that opportunity squarely in front of you, become intimately aware of your past successes. And find motivation in them to pursue more.
source: Joshua Becker: A helpful guide to stop comparing yourself to others
Happy Monday loves! Wishing you lots of Love, Light and Positivity this week 🙂