1. The Deadly Game of Comparison

    “Curiosity didn’t kill the Cat, COMPARISON did!”

    -Dr. Bertice Berry

    One of the most destructive habits we can have as human beings is the act of comparison.  I am as guilty of it just as much as the next person…maybe even more.  We are built on a culture of bigger, faster, stronger…more, better, NOW!   We compare our bodies, houses, the cars we drive, the money we make, the opportunities people get and the list could go on and on.

    One of the most profound things I have discovered in my journey and commitment to self-discovery and awareness is that at the end of the day when I realize that I have been comparing my success, the length of my journey in building a business, my struggles to perfect a training program for competition, or the the amount of money I am making to someone else, I create a WAVE of serious negative energy and emotions not only in myself, but also in the environments that surround me.

    Now, I know that I strive to rid my life of negative energy in so many ways and I for sure don’t want to be the cause of negative energy in the lives of others.  So, how do we get rid of it, or at least find productive ways to deal with it?

    I believe it starts with changing a few key things in your mind.

    1. Be Fully Present-When you make a concerted effort to not be distracted in the moment, be fully aware of your surroundings, ask questions and be genuinely interested in others and their success, you can start to transform your thoughts into positive energy that will serve you.

    2. Stop Judging-Most importantly stop judging yourself, but also be so self-aware of your mindset that you regain your power and DECIDE to transform what you are thinking or believing into new thoughts and emotions.

    3. Compare Yourself to Yourself-Take a step back and take notice of where you’ve come from.  Whether it be last week, last month or even last year…today you are a new, different and evolved person.  Congratulate yourself for being BETTER today than you were yesterday, because no matter what, you are a unique and special person that has gifts of greatness that no other person in this world has.  Have gratitude for the journey you are on, and be in love with the process.  When you focus on your transformation and the fact that you are better today than you were yesterday…you stop comparing yourself to others.

    There is a sense of real release and freedom in the decision to stop comparing.  When you compare yourself to others and the journey they are on, you not only rob yourself of your true greatness, but you also rob others of the joy that could bring to their lives…and for that matter to your own!

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