How Do You Compare?

Have you ever noticed how often we compare ourselves to others?


Comparing ourselves to others is a natural tendency. In fact, we do it all the time. We compare our current situation with where we came from, we compare ourselves with others in our age group, and we compare our knowledge and abilities with others in our field. All of these are good things.


Why is it that we tend to only compare ourselves to those that appear to have more?


There are always gaps -- gaps in knowledge, gaps in backgrounds, gaps in skills, gaps in intelligence, gaps in education, gaps in experience, etc. GAPS GO BOTH WAYS. For every person we compare ourselves to, there are just as many and likely many more people looking at us and seeing their gaps.


Looking at gaps only one way can cause a lot of unnecessary psychological pain and negativity. Why not look the other way and find positivity with gratitude?


None of us has to look far to be grateful for every person and every thing we have in life. Beautiful things happen when we distance ourselves from negativity.


 

This Week's Focus:

This week, be mindful of both sides of comparing, and also be aware that everyone has completely different life experiences. Look around and find your own gratitude.


Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

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