Would you agree that many people put so much pressure on themselves to be the best in life? We all want to be the best athlete, the best dressed, have the best car, wear the best sunglasses, have the best-paying job, etc. What does “best” even mean? Does it mean that we are better than our friends or counterparts? Does it mean that we are superior to everyone else around us? Why do so many people strive for this?
I am making an effort to stop comparing myself to others. I am learning how to be the best me, not the best “I hope people see me as” or the best “who I am when compared to others”. When I catch myself comparing my successes, looks, or life in general to that of others, I simply stop and say to myself, “What good is this? You’re making yourself feel like crap because you think you don’t measure up. Stop it!” Reinforcing positive beliefs and reciting positive affirmations helps me to realize that I do measure up. I am great just the way that I am, and comparing myself to others will only make me believe the opposite. So, long story short: I am striving to do my best effort in life… aside from the “best” of others.
So, here’s my helpful tip for you today on living more fully and happily:
Stop comparing yourself to others. Do not measure your success, talents, abilities, life based on the lives of others. If you do, you’ll be on a one-way street to disappointment. There’s always going to be someone who’s richer, prettier, skinnier, has nicer clothes, or who has a “better” life than you. Comparing yourself to others doesn’t make you feel any better, it only makes you feel worse. It will wear you down and enable you to acquire the self-destructive belief of “I am not enough” or “My life sucks”. Why live your life like this? Liberate yourself. Love yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others!
Your best is the best. Don’t measure your happiness, success, relationships, career, or life in general based on what others have. Do your best and you cannot go wrong in life.
Happy being my best,