How often do you find yourself comparing your work, your look, your lifestyle to others? Does comparing yourself to other people bring you happiness?
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt.
This Motivation Monday was inspired by this quote that I’ve heard plenty of times, but never realized how much truth there was behind it. Not only does comparing yourself to others keep you from being happy, but it also hinders your success.
There have been too many times where I gave up because I thought that my work wouldn’t be as great as the next persons and my blog is the perfect example. I spent so much time looking at how other bloggers had their nice templates, pictures and post and thought to myself “my work is never going to be that good”. I spent days trying to make my blog look like others’ not realizing that it was taking time from what I really wanted to do, which was making posts like this one.
When you’re too busy looking at what everyone else is doing, you’re losing every second that you have to get to where you want to be.
My blog is just one example, there are plenty of others. At times I would get so frustrated and often wondered why my work wasn’t coming out as what I thought was great. It took me a while to realize that my time was being wasted on trying to reach someone else’s level and that I have my own path to follow.
So maybe your voice won’t sound like Christina Aguilera or you don’t look like that Victoria’s Secret model and it’s because you’re not suppose to. You were made the way you were for a reason and once you stop comparing and keep pushing yourself for greater you will get to where you want to be.
If you want your eyebrows to be “on fleek” then you keep practicing. If you want to lose those 10 pounds then you keep working out. I’ll tell you one thing, you won’t lose those 10 pounds or get those perfect eyebrows sitting around comparing yourself.
Remember that quote next time you’re scrolling through your social media sites.