I shared with you some of my “Goals” for this coming year. Did you see this post: New year. I may stumble, but that is OK, because everyday is a new opportunity to start again! I truly believe this, we are going to have bad days, and we are going to have GREAT days.
Let’s start with #1. Stop comparing myself to others….This is hard, I don’t know why. I am always frustrated when others compare themselves to me. I always think they are only seeing what I allow them to see, not the REAL “behind the scenes” ME…. and most of the time they seem to think better of me than I do of myself. They don’t see my struggles…DUH! So WHY am I constantly comparing MY “behind the scenes self with others highlight reel”, It is self sabotaging, and destructive…..
My Goal for this year is to only compete against ME, be a better ME. I’m not really sure what a better me is…I think in life that is what our journey is about…Finding what makes us happy, and content…(Definition of content: in a state of peaceful happiness) I LOVE THAT!!!! Just because we are always improving does NOT mean that we are NOT content. I can enjoy the life I have, and still be working on improving it. When I compare myself to others it robs me of enjoying my life, appreciating it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am constantly trying to find better ways to do things thru other people. I don’t think there is anything wrong with trying to find a “Life Hack” by learning from others. In fact, I LOVE learning about new systems, how others find systems that work for them. In the past I have gotten bogged down in trying to do things exactly how others do it…But what I am learning is that each of us has a natural flow of the day… and this flow can change, kids start school…kids graduate from school. That is one constant thing in life, it is always changing.
I made this to remind myself to STOP comparing myself to others:
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The font I used is called Pea Aimee, I LOVE all the fonts from Kevin and Amanda
What do you do to remind yourself NOT to compare yourself to others?