It’s in our nature to compare ourselves with others. But we don’t compare ourselves with the average Joe, we compare ourselves with Kafka, Da Vinci, Picasso and Tesla. We compare ourselves with those that are better than us. And this makes us feel discontent with ourselves and with our lives.
Would we be better off if we stopped? Most certainly. The following tips will help you with this.
Comparing your work isn’t about being the best, it’s about being the best you are able.
Your responsibility is to create, not to judge your own work.
Next time you’re feeling apprehensive about your work, because others in your field seem more talented or confident, remember this: they only seem that way because you can’t see what they’re thinking.
With so many negative effects inherent in comparison, it is a shame we ever take part in it. And the freedom found in comparing less is entirely worth the effort.
Until Next Week
Stop comparing yourself to others and stop striving to be better than everyone else. Just try to be better than you were yesterday. That’s not only a worthy goal but also an achievable one.