This seriously should be my life mantra. Wise, wise words. If I’m being completely honest here, I’ve compared myself to others for as long as I can remember; it’s a personal flaw I’ve been “working on” most of my life. It’s hard sometimes to see the successes of others and not think to yourself – “If I had made different decisions, would I have the same successes…..what are they doing that I haven’t done…..why does it seem that my successes never seem to compare to theirs?”
I could go on and on. However, it honestly has become a hard realization for me to come by that comparing myself to others is never going to help me get to where I want to be. Everyone’s life is different. Things happen for a reason. Now, I look back at what I’ve been through in my life and the decisions I’ve made and I’m slowly (it’s still a struggle) starting to realize that I’ve learned from my decisions and/or mistakes and it’s made me a stronger person and who I am today.
Constantly comparing ourselves to others is never going to be a healthy practice and will only hold us back. Accept and own the decisions you’ve made in your life (both good and bad) and keep moving forward. Keep on blooming.