You know I like to get inspiration wherever it appears…and recently I found this quote (I found it online - who knows who said it) –
- Often you are wrong – you are not comparing yourself to that other person, but rather to what you think that person is. You are working on an illusion and there’s no way you can compare to something that doesn’t exist!
- You’re missing out. When you are comparing yourself to others, you may be so worried that they’ll find out that you think you're not as good as they are. And that's when you miss out, that you're not open to learning from them. Whether they are more experienced than you (or whatever it is that makes you think they are better than you) or just appear more confident – just think about what you could learn from them if you were open to it.
- You’re missing out of the fun of playing if you spend all your time and energy worrying.
- Eleanor Roosevelt may have said it best, “you wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
The person you can compare yourself to successfully is – you. Look at how far you have come.