We live in a world where everyone is comparing themselves to each other. This person has this. I can’t do this like the that person. Easy for them to do. and Etc,. Well two things right off the bat. 1. Life is not fair and everyone has their own advantages. 2. Comparison is the theft of Joy!
You see, it is not fair to compare yourself to anyone else. We all have our own unique strengths, weaknesses, successes, failures, and etc,. We are all different. We all have talents that others don’t No matter how hard we try we may never be as good as someone else at any given thing. But on the other hand we may be really good at something else that they are not.
To be happier and more productive we all should focus on comparing ourselves to our own potentials. Where are we now? With what we have now what are our potentials? If we work hard and smart enough can we reach those potentials? Do we have to learn some new things? Do we have to relearn the basics? Do we need to ask for help. Do we have to simply work and try harder?
ALso comparing yourself to your own potentials helps you set goals that are realistic for you. How do you know what your potentials are? Well what are you good at? Listen to your instincts. It is very rare that your instincts are wrong. Listen to them and see your potentials. Once you find them, develop them. See yourself now and see how far you can go. Then enjoy the process of getting their. It’s the journey that you will soon realize that is more important.
Master Jonathan Field