Comparison is the thief of joy. ~ Teddy Roosevelt
I admit that I sometimes compare myself to others. She dresses nicer than I do. She probably has a cleaner, neater house than I do. She is a better mom, teacher, wife, sister…just better at life than me. This is such a mistake, and I realize it while I’m doing this comparison dance. It’s almost like I can’t help myself at times. It is a daily battle with constant reminders to myself to let go and just be the best me that I can. Obviously, no one is perfect. I’m fully aware of that. Due to my own personality flaws, I somehow think that I will surely be the one person in the world capable of perfection. Wrong! This belief sets me up for failure and disappointment each and every day. I’m trying to live in a more “real” place. A place where I accept myself, strengths and weaknesses, and strive to fulfill the goals that I believe are important…sharing love, showing kindness, and enjoying life.
Do you struggle with the comparison dance? What do you do to stop the in-your-head-comparisons?