Comparison is the thief of joy.
It sounds like a tired old cliche that your grandmother repeated a million times during your childhood years.
We likely rolled our eyes, because that’s what teenagers do. But, looking back on it now, grandma was right.
We often get caught up in the idea that they are doing it better, are more successful, prettier, happier, thinner, younger, healthier or WHATEVER it may be.
We could have just won the Powerball Lottery, but Sharon next door could have won a scratch off ticket and she’s getting more attention. No one’s paying attention to us and now our success doesn’t mean as much.
We could have just changed our diet, started exercising and dropped a bunch of weight and started to feel AMAZING. And then we see Julie on Facebook post pictures of herself leaving the hospital after having twins looking like a runway model. Now, all that hard work at CrossFit is just crap.
Comparison is a trap
No. Listen, we have got to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else out there. You were created specifically to be you. There is no one else out there who can live life like you can. No one could step into your shoes and make your life look like theirs. And there is no way you could step into Julie’s or Sharon’s shoes and live out her life.
We are meant to follow our own path and do what is right for us and those we care about in this world.
I know it’s hard to keep our eyes on our own paper. Trust me. I’ve been there a million times. In fact, I’ve been feeling those feelings of comparison a lot lately in my own life.
That’s why I’ve been spending a lot of time in meditation and building up my own inner strength with affirmations.
“I am confident, competent and calm.”
“The decisions made by other moms do not need to dictate mine.”
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