Because of my physical difficulties I would often draw comparisons. But perhaps we shouldn’t, because simply put, drawing comparisons can lead to discouragement, doubt and fear. Comparisons may also limit our own ambitions if we choose to ride with them for long enough.
The real truth is no one is better than you. No one can do better than you, because you’re walking your own path. Forget about others. When we continue to compare and draw comparisons with others, we’re giving ourselves numerous reasons to fail and were underselling ourselves. When we unconsciously continue to draw comparisons, we will also add struggle into the equation.
The reason why we draw comparisons is because we’re already struggling with insecurities, so we choose to look elsewhere. We spend our lives hiding behind our circumstances, wishing our lives were different and we were someone else, living another person’s life instead of making the best of what we have and what we can do. We spend too much time listening to others, instead of listening to ourselves.
We must ignore the distractions and listen to our inner voice. Our inner voice is the voice of reason, the voice that will help us initiate the way we choose to live and move forward. We mustn’t let our insecurities and negativity stop us from being the best that we can be. It’s usually the gap between what we have and what we think we need to make us happy, that gives way for our need to draw comparisons.
The truth is that we don’t have to acquire anything to be happy or content with who we are and what we already have. We should simply choose to appreciate what we have and learn to be content in ourselves.
I believe that once we learn to appreciate what we have, the right conditions will start to line up around our own contentment.