In a split second we can go from being happy, relaxed and confident in our efforts, to feeling like a total failure and believing that nothing we do is ever going to be as good as what other people are accomplishing.
There is nothing constructive or empowering about measuring our self-worth against others. Not only does it feel awful to be in the throes of compare-and-despair, but this phenomenon has far reaching negative consequences as well.
Here are just a few:
Reinforces the feeling of not being or doing enough
Kills creativity and cheats the world of your unique gifts
Shatters inner trust
Holds us back from taking empowered action
Intensifies feelings of isolation and self-doubt
| Let go of perfectionism. There is no such thing as perfect (seriously, do you know anyone who does everything right, all the time?).
| Take action. Even one small step toward your goal or one positive thought toward yourself can stop comparison in its tracks.
| Focus on your strengths. Comparing our weakest skills to others’ strengths is an instant downer.
| Actively practice gratitude. When you turn your attention to what is going well you will open yourself up to seeing more possibilities.
The first step to empowered living is being able to clearly see what’s stopping you from empowered actions. What we can see we can change.
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I’d love to hear from you! Let me know which of the action steps you found most effective in the comments below.