Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy. Theodore Roosevelt

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Admire, don’t compare. I still have to physically STOP and remind myself to do this at times. Why is it that we compare what we have, what we do and who we are with everyone else? If you think about it, from an early age, we’ve been competing with one another in school, sports, relationships and careers. You name it; we’ve probably competed for it. There will always be competition and comparison, but if we approach our fears from a place of love, we can use them to create growth in our life. Comparison becomes fear when we feel we don’t measure up. It can make us believe that we don’t have enough, that we are not good enough and leave us with an overall sense of lacking. If we continue to dwell on these thoughts they can cause negativity, anxiety, depression, and keep us stuck while we compare and judge ourselves with others. The key to admiring instead of comparing is to examine our hearts and attitudes.

Simply acknowledging and being aware of our thoughts helps us to stay on track. Teach yourself to continually be aware and come from a place of abundance. I know this isn’t always easy to do but trust me, if you feel full, you will create the life to maintain that fullness. If you constantly feel like your lacking, you will be. So muster up everything you have to think and feel abundant. If necessary, start a gratitude journal to create a mindset of abundance.

When you see someone rocking there place in life, whether it’s something you want to have, do, be or create. You do not have to compare, compete, undermine or judge anyone including yourself; instead choose to see the opportunity for growth and expansion in your own life. You are enough. Never minimize who you are or the talents that God has given you. There is only one you and no one or nothing can change that. You have within you the power to make your life better, to improve, and to become the person you want to be when you make the effort to choose love over fear.

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