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7 reasons to stop comparing yourself to others

What comparison does to you and your life:

- It sets you up for failure.

- It is the path to unhappiness.

- It makes you take poor decisions.

- It creates stress, anxiety and depression.

- It makes you feel jealous, inadequate and inferior.


1. You see the result, not the effort.

- Comparing your beginning to their end result, ignoring months/years of their effort is not right.

- To achieve success, one has to walk the road to success.

- Don't jump to the end and make comparison to those who have arrived.

2. You are not them.

- Comparing means you compare what you see in others to what you know about yourself.

- Things always look better from the outside than from the inside.

- You have no real idea about how they feel inside.

3. You are unique

- You are not the person you compare yourself to. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses.

- Celebrate who you are. We are all special in our unique ways.

- By comparing, you are trying to put off things that make you special.

4. You waste time

- Comparing yourself to others consume time. Your time is limited.

- Stop worrying about what others have.

- Work on improving yourself.

5. Life is not graded on a curve

- What others have done will make no difference in what you have, can or will achieve.

- Your goal should be 'be the best you can be'.

6. You kill the joy of achievement

- When you attempt new things, there is a joy that comes from your accomplishments, even the small ones.

- Let's say you start jogging.

If you compare yourself to a person who runs marathon on day 1, you will always be behind.

7. You put focus on the wrong person

- When you compare yourself to others, you focus on the other person - what they have done, what they have achieved, and what they do.

- You have no control over the other person.

Important fact: No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you. So why would you compare yourself with others? You decide who you are.

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