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Stop playing the comparison game. It will only drive you crazy. Put that energy into something productive and remember that worrying about what others have will not get you further along.
I often think about other bloggers and what they’ve accomplished. It makes me want to throw in the towel, but then I realize that I am not ready for what’s to come. I don’t have time to blog 5 days a week and be active on every social platform, nor do I want to.
Stop Comparing Yourself and Here’s Why
When life bogs you down and you start comparing yourself to those around you, put that energy into something you’re passionate about. Then continue to refine it. Once you’re the expert in that particular area, take on a little more.
When the time is right, your opportunity will come. If that doesn’t happen right away, just know that you have more to learn. Now don’t get me wrong, some do get that break early, but maybe they were ready. It was their time to begin the next chapter.
On the flip side, if your opportunity is now, hooray! You can only learn so much on your own before you have to learn through experience. You’re going to make mistakes, and that’s OK. By the time you’ve made your mark no one will even remember the mistakes you made along the way.
So keep all this in mind the next time you feel like comparing yourself to others. Even those who look like they have it all, don’t. We are all struggling with something. Stay positive and pat yourself on the back for your successes. Remember to put that negative energy into your next opportunity.
I totally agree with everything you said regarding comparing yourself with others.This post is a great reminder for all of us to stop comparing and put that energy into positivity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject.
I love this!! It’s easy to fall into that trap and compare, but I think it’s best to set our own goals and focus on our progress. I started blogging a year ago and I see bloggers do so much better than me but I don’t care. I have a great full-time job and blogging is what I do on the side for fun to document parts of my life, not to make money!! You look gorgeous in these photos. I love your smile 🙂
I loved this post because I can totally relate girl!! I have to remember to stop comparing myself to other bloggers and remind myself that I blog because it’s fun and I love sharing style tips/life thoughts. Lol and I also work full time like you and don’t have the time to constantly be on social media.. great post girl!!
First off, I love, LOVE that jacket! And I love your message even more. Blogging is awesome but it can be so tempting to play the compare game. When that happens it takes the joy out of it all. So good to remember to run our own race!