Comparing yourself up towards someone else puts you down, thinking you aren’t good enough or have enough stuff, comparing yourself down puts you above someone else, well at least i’m not as messed up as Dave, I can relax..
This keeps you idle and not able to move forward and you lose focus on what you need to do to be the best version of yourself. Remember, comparison is the thief of joy.
We live in a digital world. Well some of us do, if you are reading this then that means you are, where you possibly rely on likes and comments to validate your post.
Is my hair good? Is my outfit nice? This moment I’m in, is it a good moment? Let me post it and if I get alot of likes or comments then that means it’s good or bad.
Same goes for in real life, “hey Richard, is my hair good? Is my outfit good? Is this a good moment?” It doesn’t make sense to us that a tap on a screen or Richard’s approval should validate how you feel.
Do you like your hair?
Do you feel good in your clothes?
How are you feeling at this moment?
That’s what matters people, relying on other people’s approval is a waste of your time and energy. Period.
Do you need their approval to move forward?
What do you think will happen if no one ever gave you a compliment? Will the world stop? Nope, the sun will still rise and the moon will still fall.
At the end of every day ask yourself, did I do my best, and how can I be better, do not waste your time on what other people think and focus on you, and on what you can do.