Eric's Blog

Blog > Eric Allen > Eric's Blog > Avoid the Comparison Trap

Avoid the Comparison Trap

Be Your Best - Not Someone Else's Best

Remember back in school when you did really well on a test and were feeling really good about, until you saw that someone else did better … and all of the sudden you didn’t feel as good.

Of course this is just an academic thing or even a kid thing.  We all do this … you are feeling pretty good about the weight you lost, until you see someone else in better shape.  You are proud of your work and job, until you talk to someone else who is farther along in their career than you.

Often we find ourselves diminishing our accomplishments or unsatisfied with our life, not because of who we are – but because we are comparing ourselves to someone else.

I heard this recently – it was a quote from Jordan Peterson – “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”

It’s good to strive to do better and to do our best – but that’s the key – it’s our best – not someone else’s best.

So our challenge today is to not compare ourselves to others, but look to be better version of ourselves tomorrow.

 

Photo Credit:LoveTheWind / Getty Images

Eric's Blog
Back in the 90's woman were given the unique opportunity to channel their inner Cindy Crawford or Christie...
Eric's Blog
Did you know that the average adult says they have not made a new friend in 5 years? Like a real, legit friend...
Eric's Blog
"Happy Mother's Day" is not something everyone can say. While it is great to celebrate and acknowledge our mom (or...
Eric's Blog
You have probably heard of the 5-second rule when it comes to dropping food on the floor, but what about the 10-...
Eric's Blog
It sounds too good to be true – chocolate can help you lose weight. It is true, but before you starting scarfing...