Comparison is the Theft of Joy

We are living in a world of highlight reels.  We often just see the extremes of other people’s lives in a brief caption or photo online.  And too often people get caught up in other’s highlight reels and start equating our personal worth to how someone else is living.  “So and so has this house, this car, this job, started this business, has this spouse, goes on these vacations”… “and look at me, I am not in the house I want, or the car I really want to drive, I don’t have a spouse”, etc, etc… what good comes from this? NOTHING. It literally steals your joy.  You are where you are because of the decisions you have made thus far in your life.  Good news, you have the ability to change at any moment, this moment.

I used to fall victim to this type of comparison, and then I realized not only did it steal my joy, but it stole my power to do something about it.  So I started doing the following:

  1. I made a list of what I am passionate about
  2. I made a list of books that would help to improve my skills that related to my passions
  3. I made a list of 1, 5, and 10-year goals
  4. I drew a road map on how I thought I would achieve those goals
  5. I only follow people on social media I think will help to expand my future
  6. I decided to be a person of influence and service to others
  7. I decided to be grateful for what I DO have, instead of focusing on what I DONT
  8. Lastly, I committed to maxing out on my own personal development and potential

We are all born uniquely different with different strengthens and weaknesses.  I’ve found the more I build on my strengths, recognize my shortcomings, and give 120% every day with a positive attitude, then it doesn’t matter what everyone else around me is doing.  I am living my life to the best of my ability, I have taken control over the power of my life with gratitude and effort, and that is a life worth living and only comparing to me.

So, take control! Stay in your lane, and MAX OUT!

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