Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Don't compare yourself to others!

Welcome to another instalment of "What have you learned?" This time I wanna talk about comparing yourself to other people.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone’s journey is different. My mother agent always tells us this. She says, “There’s absolutely no point in you guys comparing yourselves with each other, you’re all beautiful, you’re all amazing, you’ll all go far – it’ll just be at different times and for different reasons.” I’m obviously paraphrasing there, but that’s the gist of a bunch of conversations we’ve had over the years. 

This really taught me instead, to study the people I was envious of. Instead of being jealous and thinking, “Damn, she’s lucky! That’s where I wanna be!” It’s more practical to think, “Okay, wow she’s clearly doing amazing. I wonder how she got there, I wonder what I can do to get there too.” Instead of using someone’s success to be bitter, or bring yourself down, use them as inspiration to make yourself better. 

Of course that's easier said than done. The first thing you do, when you see someone who's doing amazingly in life.. is automatically think, "Damn..they're doing so much better than me." STOP RIGHT THERE. Change your thought-process immediately. 

BE BETTER NOT BITTER! Find inspiration in other people and learn from them. There’s no use in getting jealous, or trying to be better than anyone else, just try to be better than the last version of yourself. There’s enough room in this world for everyone to be great, there’s really no need for competition.

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