I have heard it time and time again, from many speakers I’ll listen to is not to compare yourself to others. They talk about running your race, and differentiating yourself will make you feel down and out. I seem to compare my life to others at different times. I will see something and be jealous of what they have. I know it’s not good or healthy, yet I still do it why?
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” —Theodore Roosevelt
What happens when I compare myself to others: I feel annoyed, worried, tired, angry, frustrated. Because I want those feeling to go away, I looked up some way to stop myself from comparing me to others. This is what I found.
Once you realize you’re comparing, hopefully, I will start to do these things. Realize I am comparing apple to bananas; each one of us is on our journey. Be grateful for what I have, if I had their life would I have my wife or daughter, who I am most thankful for. Take a deep breath and walk away from the situation. Be aware of my strengths and what I am great at.
I know this will be tough at times. However, I believe this will help me and, hopefully, others.