Monday, August 8, 2016

Comparison Is Odious: So Just Be Yourself

Comparison has been the norm for us and it is a fact that a lot of us live a life full of comparison. However when we compare ourselves with others, we will become vain, better or worse still-both. The again when we compare, there will always be people better or worse than us. Hence comparison is really odious.

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Be prepared to be frustrated if you were to make comparisons. Joan Welch once said, "you can't clear your own fields while counting the rocks on your neighbour's farm." The grass may always appear to be greener on the other side of the fence, but you probably have more of it to mow. Amusingly, this is something that most of us have failed to be aware. Hills look small and green from a long way off.

Every man must do two things alone:
he must do his own believing and and his own dying.
~Martin Luther~

Like it or not when you compare your life to that of others, you will definitely be wasting your own precious time and energy. Likewise, life will be a tonne more fun if you cease to keep score with others. Success really is about doing what you do best and not worrying about what others are going to do. Most of the time your very own success or failure lies within yourself. So look at the man in the mirror, and that's the person whom you really need to be worried about.

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Ponder about what Earl Nightingale once said, "Are you motivated by what you really want out of life, or are you mass-motivated? So you have to ensure that you decide what you really want deep down inside of you instead of wanting something because others have it. Most importantly don't live a life just for the sake of impressing others. That defeats the very purpose of being alive in the first place. Do you say, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be," or do you compare and utter, "I'm not as bad as a lot of other people?"

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We shouldn't be dwelling on someone's weakness. The more we do the more it will affect our sence of well-being or happiness. It's time to wake up. It's time to create our very own blueprint instead of trying to outdo others in their own games. It's time to snap out of this vicious comparison cycle and remove the limit off ourselves.

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Never think that you are on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path. The greatest risk in life is to wait for and rely on others for your sense of security and satisfaction. Stop measuring yourself with another man's coat. Don't evaluate yourself through someone's else eyes. Stop comparing. Be yourself and excel in being who you really are. :)