Comparing yourself to others can leave you feeling frustrated and anxious. But it doesn’t help in creating the life you want. When comparing yourself to others, you focus on their strengths and ignore your own. Theodore Roosevelt says “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Instead of comparing yourself to other people create the habit of comparing yourself to yourself. See how much you have grown, what you have achieved and what progress you have made towards your goals. This habit has the benefit of creating gratitude, appreciation and kindness towards yourself as you observe how far you have come, the obstacles you have overcome and the good stuff you have done. You feel good about yourself without having to think less of other people.

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