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…
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.
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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