Stop comparing yourself to others

Always try to be better today than you were yesterday. Instead of being better, we focus on being worried or concerned that we don’t measure up to others, and fail to recognise that we too have something to give.

Due to a lack of confidence, we spend rather a large chunk of our lives trying to determining whether we stack up, where in reality there should be no ranking measure at all. Instead, we must measure up to our own personal potential.

Ranging ourselves as superior or inferior doesn’t work. Those assessments will never be factually accurate, because individually we’re not alike. We come from different environments, our strengths and weaknesses are different, we have different talents, therefore measuring ourselves as superior is not a fair assessment.

We must understand that everyone is exactly equal in importance in this world. When we take the ego away, we will see we are exactly the same as the next. We must start by recognising that being the best in something on relates to us.

That if we have to rank ourselves, do it against ourselves, our own performance and on any future potential and possibilities. That’s for us also.


17 Jan, 2020

4 thoughts on “Stop comparing yourself to others

  1. This blog is a powerful way to address this tidal wave of misconceptions going on out here. I’m not sure if it’s thinking errors or bias, but it’s certainly disturbing.

    What I do know is that we cannot sustain this level of insubordination to the human race. We are one family, with beautiful differences.

    For anyone who reads this blog, growth will likely occur.

    1. Awww thanks Tim. Yes, ‘we are family with beautiful differences,’ but sadly it’s back to basics on this one.

      I’m not sure your thinking is at the forefront of people’s minds.

  2. The only person we should compare ourselves to who we were yesterday, and make incremental changes to be a better person and fulfil our potential irrespective, or what others might think or expect of us.

    1. Thanks. Yes, as you say, ‘the only person we should compare ourselves to who we were yesterday, and make incremental changes to be a better person’ – but it’s not what we’re doing.

      If more of us stood back and thought about our own needs and how we could make our own lives better, there would be no need to compare ourselves to others.

      I do think our relationship with our parents and siblings have a lot to do with our confidence and how we feel about ourselves.

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