“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy” – Theodore Roosevelt
Stop comparing yourself to other people. Whether it’s in your business, your relationships, your physical fitness, or anything else. First, it’s a great way to derail whatever it is you’re working on. Second, it’s a huge waste of time. Third, all you are actually seeing is what they want to show you. So you’re comparing yourself to a lie.
The Joneses are just as jacked up as you are. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t make it not true. Look, I believe in being fully authentic when I show up with my community online. With me, what you see is what you get. I learned the hard way that hiding who I really was, what I was really feeling, and pretending to be something I wasn’t was the fastest way to a life of misery. I made a decision to show up and be real, but some people aren’t ready for that, and that’s on them. But when you’re looking at someone else’s life on Facebook or Instagram and comparing yourself to them, there’s a good chance you are comparing yourself to a lie. And a lie is impossible to compete with. Remember, what you see on social media is what they WANT you to see, not the truth.
Stop wasting time worrying about what everyone around you is doing, and focus on your own shit. I’ve watched so many people who had the potential to be successful end up failing because they were so worried about what everyone around them was doing. They spent more time comparing themselves to the fake lives they saw on social media, making choices based on what their “friends” claimed to be doing, putting their energy into trying to “keep up” with what they saw instead of into things they could actually control, and would actually propel them forward in their business and their life.
Sort your own shit out because the green grass you envy is actually astroturf.