We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to other people, we should be growing as ourselves, reaching our own achievements and goals. Competition and comparison is simply a trap, we are stuck on a continuous loop (sometimes). We want to be like that one person in our lives, and while it’s great to have role models and people to look up to, but we shouldn’t be wanting to become that person, we want to learn from them and use them as inspiration.
Truth is, comparison simply stunts your own growth and leads you to believe that your achievements are not worth or better than your own failures, which isn’t true. Social media plays a huge role in this, we look at celebrities and we choose to believe that we are all meant to be just like them. We need to be ourselves, we shouldn’t want to be somebody else.
I get it, i’ve been there.
Instead of wasting your time and energy comparing yourself to other people and putting yourself down, try doing these things:
- Set some of your own goals, something to improve on. Something that would make you your best version of yourself.
- Get off of the internet, all it is doing is making you feel bad about yourself. It is an addiction of self-hate. Go out into nature and the world, talk to people and put your energy into something productive.
- Unfollow people on social media. These instagram celebrities are the main cause for your self-doubt, go follow accounts that make you happy and laugh.
Now here are some wonderful quotes that will put you in the right mindset.
“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” – Sven Goran Eriksson
“How to be successful: Focus on your own shit.”
“Another woman’s beauty is not the absence of your own beauty.”