Written extensively about not comparing yourself to other people, and to focus on yourself. I preach this to all those around me. I do it because I believe it’s the right thing to do.
What does comparing yourself to others do for you?
It can be one of two things; self-loathing or motivating.
It can either bring about a negative perception of the self or it can inspire you to behave the same way the person that you compare yourself to.
I have written about competition and how that can also motivate you to do better than other people, but I also have said that competition should be within the self, doing better than you have previously done rather than how others are doing.
The other day my partner asked me;
“Don’t you think you’re influenced by your best friend? You always say not to compare yourself to other people, but it seems like your doing it now.”