We’re tempted almost daily to compare ourselves with someone else’s standard of success. In the grocery store check-out lanes, you see images of air-brushed models who are supposed to represent the standard of beauty. On billboards while driving you see photos of homes or cars that are supposedly the best.
The commercials on kids’ shows try to brainwash kids into thinking their current toys are outdated and no longer fun. And TV shows themselves throw all sorts of messages at us that make us wonder if we’re really missing out on a better life.
Even working online can have its moments.
On Pinterest and Facebook, we’re constantly bombarded with income reports and “How I Made It Big Online” stories, making beginners feel as if they’ll never succeed.
Well, it’s time to draw the line. It’s time to turn our attention from what others have or are doing. It’s time to measure our success based on our own personal goals – realistic goals – and our progress in reaching them.
It’s time to stop comparing our fitness, weight-loss, blogging, or whatever goals with others. Instead, track your own progress and compare your current results with your beginning stats.
You can learn how to reach your potential without feeling like a failure along the way. It only requires your change your focus.
Did you “only” lose 5 pounds while someone else online brags about losing 15? Forget about their results and celebrate your 5 pounds! You are moving forward toward your goal and that’s worth celebrating.
Look at all the ways you are getting better and find ways to continue improving. Let that be your focus and you’ll find you’ll make even bigger strides.