I visited someone’s home yesterday. It was high on a mountain with beautiful views, large and fitting its environment beautifully. As large and lovely as my own house is, mine looked far less opulent than this one did AND he is going to add on to it!
At work, I know I would compare myself to others there.
Her sales for the month were better than mine.
His client is more active than mine.
On and on, I would make comparisons that concluded with me being inferior to others.
Comparing yourself with others doesn’t make you happier. Usually, it makes you less happy.
You need to give everything you’ve got for yourself . . . for yourself and not make the comparisons. They are irrelevant.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.
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