It feels like something harmless. But it’s kind of like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Ready to pounce on you when you least expect it.
Comparison steals joy. It’ll knock the wind straight out of you. It will catch you off guard before you even have the chance to stand your ground.
I struggle with comparison.
I think, “Well, if only I had this or that…like her, THEN I would be able to do or have x, y, or z.”
“She’s so lucky to have that.”
“I wish I looked like that. I wish I had that. I wish I could be more like…”
But we need to stop.
We all have a purpose of our own that cannot be compared with anyone else’s. Yes, we can turn to friends and family for advice and assistance, but in the long run, we need to stop comparing ourselves to others. No matter who it is, what they have, how they look, or where they are. We’re each running our own race in life. Against ourselves. Let’s not defeat ourselves, but help ourselves win. Because you’re playing against yourself. No one else.
Be the best version of yourself.
You’ll thank yourself later.
“Make no comparisons. Keep your head down and do your own thing.” – Torrie Asai
I came across this quote a few days ago and it struck me. As someone who is working on keeping comparisons out of the equation of life, this gives me the motivation to do my own thing. Make my own rules. Forge my own path.
I think that when you’re used to rules and regulations and “ways of doing things” that you can get caught up in doing it the “right way”. But for many things in life (especially after high school), there is no “right way”. You have to figure it out. Do your own thing.
It’s about owning it. And loving yourself enough to know that you’re doing your own thing. And it’s okay. In fact, it’s awesome.
When you do your own thing, you blaze your own trail, you become a leader in your own right.
Don’t worry about what other people might say.
They’re stuck in the cycle of comparison.
Go on. Make things happen.