You know that feeling when you are starting on a new goal and you see someone else in a similar situation having much more success than you? Maybe it causes you to feel hopeless, defeated, or just overall depressed that you’re not on the same level.
In that moment, you are taking your beginning and comparing it to someone else’s middle.
This is something that many of us do, and when you're beginning a new goal, it can be easy to look at others and compare yourself to them.
People often do it to determine how well they are doing in life and base their personal value on that. However, that usually doesn’t lead to feeling too good about yourself. Plus, who actually wants to judge themselves in a negative way? While it can be good to spot your weaknesses to help you grow, feeling like you are inadequate, unsuccessful, unlucky, and more is the type of negativity that can cause you to lose sight of your goals, lead to depression, and more.
Comparison really is the thief of joy after all.
However, many of us are still falling into the negative mindset of comparing ourselves to others. [Read more…]