Career Advice AUDIO / Self-Management

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy

Do you constantly compare yourself to others? This is a surefire way to rob yourself of joy. Allow me to give you a bit of perspective about the comparison game in this audio clip.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

It’s a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, and it is so true.

I see how damaging and unconstructive comparing yourself to others is with my clients all the time.

It really trips people up!

If you are guilty of this, this is a friendly nudge to stop doing it!

There is only one you, and no one else does what you do the way you do it.

You are also not the judge of the quality of what comes out of you.

Your clients are.

I can promise you that your clients see something in you that they are attracted to, and that is very likely something that others in the same field do not possess, even if you think they are doing something “better” than you are.

We all have our own pathway and our own journey.

Yours is no less important than anyone else’s.

If you beat yourself up because you aren’t as ambitious as others in your life, family, or line of work, I’m here to remind you to stop doing that.

It’s okay if your aspirations are different from the aspirations of others.

It’s not an indication that they are better than you in any way. Maybe you are more interested in having quality time to spend with your family so you don’t want to come home with no energy left.

Whatever level of learning and growth you are interested in is about YOU, what you desire, what your needs are, and what is important to you.

So, if you have a bad habit of comparing yourself to others, remember the quote.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Put some blinders on like the horses do in horse races and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.



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