Comparing Is Not Healthy

December 8, 2016


I’m really bad about comparing myself to others. And I always ask myself, “Why am I not as successful as them?”

Here’s some of the conclusions I’ve come to:
I should have practiced more.
I’m just not that smart.
I didn’t give it my best effort.

And maybe all of that is true. But I also have to remind myself that not everyone can be the best. Even fewer are the best at everything they do. There’s only so much you can do. There will always be winners and losers in life.

I also believe that everyone has a natural proclivity for something. Given time and cultivation, that natural proclivity can become something greater. You see, if everyone had the same talent, it would make the world kinda boring. We all have our talents. Just some are not as visible as others.

Comparing makes me unhappy, so I try to avoid it. I try not to know other people’s ranks or GPA because I know that I will compare myself. I try not to care about the amount of likes I get for a post or picture. I deleted snapchat to avoid the comparison problem (explained in earlier post).

I just want to be a better me and be happy with what has been given to me.


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