“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
As humans, we often compare ourselves to others. And there are a number of reasons why we do so. People are different. Therefore, we seemingly compare ourselves to a multitude of people. Either because we like their lifestyles, their career success, their family backgrounds, their physical appearances, their jobs and the list is endless.
The fact remains that many people compare themselves to others. I was one of those people. I was the guilty one but it’s all in the past now. I have grown wiser and I know better now that it is not a good approach to adopt. I used to compare myself with the achievement of my friends or I use them as a yard stick to measure and assess my own success.
There is nothing wrong with this attitude. But it becomes unacceptable when you keep focusing on others life and success rates without trying to develop yourself to attain an appreciable level of the success you desire.
The implication of this sentiment or emotion is that once it becomes a habit, it keeps affecting one’s mental stability. Certainly, it begins to steal one’s joy and happiness and even begin to erode one’s confidence. I believe that I’m not alone in this experience as many others are guilty too.
I changed my focus and attitude the moment I realised that every human being is unique. That everyone is gifted with specific and rare qualities. You are a special brand blessed with your gifts and talents. Your contributions and values, your voice and passion are tailored and fashioned for you. You are entirely unique to youself and your purpose in this world. Thus, you can never be properly compared to anyone else.
It is pertinent to understand that many success stories that we read about are largely edited and for the public feed. Citing the Social Media Lifestyle as a good example, we don’t have to look at other peoples Social Media statuses and projections. There is no need to feel unaccomplished and incomplete because of what we see others display, especially where there is no means of veracity.
As a matter of fact, comparisons will distract you and leave you unnecessarily sad and even depressed. Besides, people only post the best of their results, not the tears behind their failures.
Stop the comparisons. Focus on yourself. Know your worth. Know your destination. Run your own race. Follow your own goals.
The best to you as you strive to focus on your uniqueness.
Peace and Love!
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