Why are you comparing yourself to other people? Do you think they are better than you? Do you think they are more important than you are? Why are you doing it? Do you even know what you are doing to yourself?
One thing you have to know is: “They are not better than you.” You are a unique human being. You are a special human being. Stop comparing yourself to others because it won’t help you become a better person. Instead it takes away your precious time. Instead of comparing yourself to others, start accepting yourself as a unique person.
Let’s look at some of the reasons people compare themselves to others:
We think other people are better than us. If you want to really enjoy your life, stop playing the “comparison game.” Nobody on earth is better than you. The people you are comparing yourself to have their own problems. Instead of comparing yourself to anyone, start loving yourself.
We think they don’t have problems. When we compare ourselves to other people, we think in our head that they don’t have anything to worry about. They have lots of problems to worry about. We think they don’t have problems because they don’t tell us. If they refused to let you know what is happening in their private life, how would you know what they are going through? Stop comparing yourself to other people. They are living their lives, and you are living your OWN life. Do your own thing. Accept yourself for the way you are. Accept your problems. We all have one or two. So you are not alone.
We think we are not good enough. We compare ourselves to other people because we think they are perfect, and we are imperfect. How wrong! Remember, no one is perfect. You are not perfect; they are not perfect. Don’t worry about who is perfect and who is not perfect. Your responsibility is to focus on how you will make your life much better than how it was yesterday. Always work very hard to improve your life, not to engage yourself in a rat race.
How it makes us feel when we compare yourself to others:
It puts us under pressure.
It makes us feel unsatisfied with your life.
It affects our confidence.
We feel like losers.
How to stop comparing yourself to other people:
Acknowledge the fact that we are all different. Once you accept the fact that we are different, and that we will continue to be different, you will start to enjoy your life. Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others. It won’t yield any positive results. Focus on how you will make yourself better every day.
We have our strengths and weaknesses. One person’s strength is another person’s weakness. Instead of comparing yourself to others, focus on maintaining strengths, and start working on your weaknesses. That is the only way you can get better at what you do. That is the only way you change your life. Work on yourself, not comparing yourself to others.
Compete against yourself. If you want to change your life, stop comparing yourself to other people. They have different plans in life. Instead of competing against other people, compete against yourself. When you compete against yourself, it allows you to work on what you are not good at.
Know yourself. It is important to know yourself because if you know yourself, you will know exactly how to chase your goal. You will know what is important to your growth and development. But if you don’t know who you are, everything is the same. You cannot discern what is right from what is wrong. Know yourself to know others.
Take responsibility. You are the master of your life. Instead of comparing yourself to others, take responsibility to change your life. It is you who can change your situation; nobody can do it for you. If you don’t like your life, instead of comparing yourself to others, work on how to make your life a success. You can do it.
Be yourself. No matter what others are doing, don’t let it distract you from your goal. Remain true to yourself. Pursue your goals with all you have, and you will be successful. If it didn’t happen the way you had hoped for, at least you have tried. Regardless of the situation, regardless of what others are doing right now, know yourself; be yourself; love yourself.