Sure, common convention maintains that you should never determine your self-worth by comparing yourself to others.
You tell yourself not to.
But you do.
Maybe more often than you care to admit.
Hard not to some days
Like on days when your best efforts are generating crappy outcomes.
When the slightest criticism cuts like vinegar poured over a thousand paper cuts.
When you question who you are to aim so high.
When you’re ready to cry.
When you’re ready to quit.
You stop and think and compare
You start counting up all the achievements that seem to have come so easily for those you admire.
That isn’t so bad.
But, oh! All those successes that other types of people have racked up!
People who haven’t tried as hard as you.
People who certainly can’t be as grateful or thankful for what they have as you would be in their shoes.
People who ____________.
Well, you fill in the blank.
And on a break from your pity party, do this
Stop thinking and tallying the achievements of others.
Instead consider their failures.
And compare those to your failures.
Allow your original perspective to be skewed a bit.
To get you started, check this out
It’s an AWESOME video. And, when you’re done watching it, whisper Thank You and get back to work.