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Before we can let go of comparison, we need to understand a few thing:
“Comparison: A consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people”
“I’m not as fit as her. He has a nicer car than me. They are more successful than us.”
All of these statements allude to the idea of two things being dissimilar: namely you and somebody else. These are thoughts we’ve all had at one time or another; it’s human nature. But have you ever considered that in itself comparison is not necessarily a bad thing, after all we spend our daily lives comparing one thing after another. It’s when comparison turns into destructive, bitter envy that a problem arises.
Where there is envy, we will find a lack of fulfilment, joy and gratitude, and the only person who gets hurt in the process is ourselves.
The question is how do we stop this self-destructive process, in which comparison turns to bitterness which leads to envy?
Here are a few things to start:
Wake up with a grateful heart
- Trust your decision making
Stop your strive for “perfection”
The root of comparison often lies in wanting to be perfect. But the strive for perfection can be stifling and holds you back creatively and strategically. It then opens us up to comparisons with people who have what we want, leading to bitterness and envy.
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