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That's the thing about comparison.
You could be completely happy with yourself, doing your thing, satisfied in life, but the moment you compare yourself to someone else, you become envious and slip into despair.
Things to Do When Comparison is Getting in Your Way
Like all emotions, envy is normal. But it's important not to let the feelings of resentment take over. Constant comparison robs you of your inner peace and happiness.
1. You can only control yourself.
You only have control over your thoughts, actions, and response to the circumstances you face in your life. When you direct your energy towards these, you are bound to get a favorable outcome.
2. Your life is completely your responsibility.
External circumstances and people do influence your decisions, but it's ultimately YOUR decision.
Often when we compare ourselves to others and feel envious, we tend to focus on the unfairness of the situation, e.g. "they only succeeded because they had more resources, connections and got a head start."
3. Everybody's journey is different.
You may not know everything about the other person's journey.
4. Nobody has a perfect life.
When you compare yourself to others, you only measure their highlight reels against your problems.
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