Thoughts about comparing yourself to others …
I make friends easy everywhere I go. I don’t really know if this is good or bad perhaps it’s another topic to explore on its own.
“If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you’re already a success.”
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Mark Twain
And these thoughts…
“The act of comparison is an act of violence against the self. Be your own cheerleader. STOP comparing yourself with others and focus on how you can become the best version of you. Embrace your personal victories and combat your challenges head-on..”
“The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” Unknown
“This tendency to compare ourselves to other people is called social comparison, and it is a natural way for us to evaluate how we’re doing. When we compare ourselves to others who are better off than we are, it is called an upward social comparison, and it tends to make us feel dissatisfied.”
Don’t concern yourself with being better than everyone else. That will mainly get you resentment, disappointment, or both. Focus instead on being better today than you were yesterday, on being even better tomorrow than you are today.
When you compare yourself to others, you’ll either end up being disappointed or you’ll end up being arrogant. Instead, compare yourself to yourself. The important thing is to make progress in your own life. Upstaging someone else simply won’t bring you any true gain. Improving yourself will.
We all share certain things in common, and yet no two people are the same. There is no one who is better than you. And at the same time, you are better than no one else. You are unique. You are beyond compare. Make the most of it. Make it better and better each day. Stop worrying about everyone else and you’ll free up enormous energy to be the best you can be.