I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Do you compare yourself to others?

on January 4, 2013

girl with mag glassIt’s human nature to compare ourselves to others and it can help us learn.  However, for many people, it can become an unhealthy habit and they spend their lives trying to change themselves.

We often compare ourselves to those who seem to have everything in life – beauty, possessions, money, lots of friends, great jobs, power, and so on.  What we don’t realize is that many of these ‘lucky’ people are not happy and they are also comparing themselves to others who have more than they do.   It always seems that the more people have, the more they want.  Why?  Because we believe happiness lies in having power, money and possessions.  The problem is we are searching in the wrong places because happiness lies within ourselves.

We are all born different and this is way it is supposed to be.  We are not meant to be the same as everyone else and we should be proud of who we are.  There is nobody in this world that is exactly like us.  We are an original work of art and we are priceless.   We just have to learn to appreciate ourselves.

Society tries to convince us that we should be perfect, but this is impossible in a world that is imperfect.  There is no point even trying to do something that will result in frustration and failure.  Instead we need to accept ourselves as the unique and special person that we are.  Be positive about your strengths and abilities and accept your weaknesses.   What really counts in this life is how you feel about yourself.

Stop comparing yourself to other people and start thinking positively about yourself.  Get involved in some activities that you enjoy and make some good friends.

Start the new year by building some confidence and developing your self-esteem.  Check out my website for information, visual presentations and articles.  You can also order my self-esteem workbook to help you get started on your own personal journey to happiness and success.  Click on our programs/books

Have a confident new year!!





2 responses to “Do you compare yourself to others?

  1. Excellent post 😉 I particularly like how you said that no one is exactly like any one of us. Sometimes we easily forget this / that.

  2. Mysteriously Quiet says:

    No amount of money can buy happiness, if it is missing in your heart. Money buys temporary satisfaction to fill that void.
    I enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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