3 Reasons You Should Never Compare Yourself to Others – Brendon Burchard

Alex Hamm July 29, 2015 13
3 Reasons You Should Never Compare Yourself to Others – Brendon Burchard

One of the worst things you can do in this world is compare yourself to others’ successes. It can be one of the most demoralizing experiences to look at someone who has what you want, and to see how much farther ahead they are than you.

We make all sorts of assumptions about them, their past, and how “easy” it was for them on their rise to the top. We then proceed to think about how we could never get to that level because of all the things holding us back.

Comparing yourself to others is only healthy if you are seeing people from a positive light. You have to look at that person and then truly believe that you can have what they have; if you work hard enough. Enjoy Brendon’s video below and here are 3 ways you should NEVER compare yourself to others…

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1. Fame and recognition 

It’s never about how big you start, it’s only important that you start. Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, and just about every other wildly impactful individual on the planet did not start off with a large audience. They started with just a few people who were willing to listen to them, and now they have a massive following because they stayed consistent and learned from their mistakes.

Never compare yourself to others based on their recognition and fame. They were just like you at one time and they worked their way up. If you look at them and feel like that’s the standard, you’ll never want to get started.

Just start, and slowly build.

2. Achievements 

Most people who have seen extraordinary success got to where they are because of the hustle and work they put in. It’s easy to look at someone and immediately make the assumption that they got lucky, came from wealth, or had unbelievable connections that YOU could never get.

More times than not, this is not the case. They gave, they worked and they stayed consistent. You were gifted with the same abilities.

3. Looks, Appearances, Beauty 

“As soon as you compare yourself to other people, you have the excuse to never begin. You have a reason to be demoralized.” – Brendon Burchard

If you are the type of person that looks at fashion magazines and is always thinking that the most polished, attractive person is the one who is successful, you’ll probably be petrified to start. There are too many AMAZING looking people out there! But the kicker is, these people have no more skill or ability to succeed than you do.

Sure, their looks and polished wardrobe may get them a few extra smiles and opportunities, but in reality, looks has NOTHING to do with success. It’s all about what value you bring to others.

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  1. avatar
    Dafe July 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Nice article big Al, comparing oneself to another does make you lose focus on yourself, where you came from & where you’re heading. Everybody starts from scratch mentally, physically & spiritually, those who made the big time are those who believed they could, stuck to their convictions, maintained good self values and didn’t turn back.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm July 30, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

      So true. Comparison is all just one big distraction!

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    Kim July 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed this article. It is definitely important to keep things in perspective and strive to improve ourselves based on personal goals rather than what we see others accomplishing. Comparing ourselves to others can actually hinder our own progress. Thanks for the article!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm July 30, 2015 at 8:14 am - Reply

      Kim, this is an excellent point. We must focus on our PERSONAL goals and not worry about what other people are saying!

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    Techymarketer July 30, 2015 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Good article. Big Al This idea of comparison and envy resonated with me. As you indicated, I find it is most helpful to work as hard as you can and push through the tough times. Over time you get better and will earn the proper recognition. I tell myself to be open to change and never stop learning.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm July 30, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      So true my friend and I wish you the best. Thanks for the comment!

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    @GoPro_Ministry July 30, 2015 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Very much enjoyed this article. I liked the length and the good use of content. It was short and concise. Well done.

    The only suggestion I would make is to add a couple more points to make it more original. I believe that there’s also the financial situation that keeps people from pursuing their dreams. If they feel as though they don’t have the cash, then most likely they won’t pursue the dream. I also think that fear, anxiety, and doubt have a lot to do with it as well.

    Overall, great article. Let me know when your new articles are posted. Thanks.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm July 30, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Hey thanks for the tips. I’ll be sure to make these things happen for future articles 🙂

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    Tricia May July 30, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Hey Alex,
    Great article! I know I have compared myself to others & thought to myself there’s no way I can achieve what that person has etc, but it’s so true that EVERYONE is an “unknown” when they start however with persistence, patience and passion & ACTION anyone can achieve anything they want to in life.
    BTW gr8 site, keep up the good work!
    Cheers 🙂

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    Anonymous July 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Because everybody has their own paths to take, journeys to endure, and stories to tell! Nice article, by the way! Thanks for this reminder. Keep it up! 🙂

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    Joyce Fugnit July 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Because everybody has their own paths to take, journeys to endure, and stories to tell! Nice article, by the way! Thanks for this reminder. Keep it up! 🙂

    (I got excited that’s why I have to repost it haha)

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