Focusing on You

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”
~ Marquis De Condorcet, French Philosopher

Comparing yourself to someone else can cause an endless spiral of regret and jealously that destroys happiness and self-esteem. Be proud of your accomplishments personally and professionally and embrace the fact that you are unique and different from everyone around you.

When we compare ourselves to others, we are losing time each day by focusing on things that we could do better. Whether it’s comparing income levels, career success or worldly possessions instead enjoy and focus on your unique personal story.

Instead of comparing yourself to others, try to find inspiration in what others have done. Ask questions, set personal goals, and learn from what others have successfully accomplished without it negatively impacting your attitude or motivations.

With the impact of social media, a daily part of all our lives, it’s easy to fall into a trap of checking what others have accomplished and comparing it to our own successes and failures. Never allow social media to take over your time or mindset. Develop a habit of being appreciative and remind yourself of the roadblocks you have overcome and the unique memories you have made.

When you compare yourself to others personally or professionally, feelings of defeat and regret stand in the way of achieving more. Avoid comparing yourself to others and enjoy all the things you have worked hard for and successfully accomplished.

Kelly D. Scott
Vistage Florida
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