Day 8: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

But it’s so easy to compare yourself to others..

enhanced-12702-1408636388-8

This isn’t a task or challenge, rather it’s a good reminder.  I mean, we used to do it all the time in grade school, no?  Somehow asking if our friend studied for the test would miraculously make us feel better or make our grade higher.

I ran some sprints with Stu today, and we found that we were critiquing ourselves pretty hard.  Saying things like he was good because he was running faster or something is wrong with me because I’m surprisingly slow.  Maybe I’ll have a leg up because I started exercising a little bit.  Maybe he’s just naturally gifted.  It’s hard.  It’s a good reminder because we’re all unique in our own ways and circumstance.

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steve Furtick

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s