“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”
— Marquis de Condorcet
Have you made $250,000 in a year yet? How about $150,000? How about a million? How many luxury vehicles do you have? How many square feet in your home? Is it over 3,000? How much is in your retirement account so far? $500,000? $100?
There are a zillion ways to compare ourselves with someone else and they are all a complete waste of time and energy. It really doesn’t matter what someone else is doing since it isn’t your life, it’s theirs.
Many times we compare ourselves to some point in the past or some potential point in the future. This too is a complete waste of time and energy.
The only thing that makes any sense to me is to ask instead, ‘How have I grown? What have I learned? How have I loved? How have I shared?’ In other words, what have I become? It is pretty much impossible to not be more than we were yesterday, and likewise we will certainly be more in the future. It is better to celebrate our becoming and our experiences and our more-ness.
Whatever that is for you and me is worth celebrating along with the rest of the world and whatever they have become.
Things and Accomplishments Become Less Valuable Over Time
Spread Some Joy Today–Relax in yourself, who you are, the power of your choices, the joy in your life. Celebrate yourself.