Comparing yourself to others is an age-old problem and it has its roots in the fact that humans are inherently wired for competition. This wiring is one of the reasons we’ve managed to climb to the top of the tree in the animal kingdom. But it’s also wiring that can make us deeply unhappy and angsty if we don’t manage it well. In this episode, we share five tips to help you manage this very natural and normal thing better.
- Look to the big players
- Remember, comparison is the thief of joy
- Unfollow people who trigger negative thought patterns in you
- Don’t compare your behind the scenes to someone else’s highlights reel
- Look at other people’s success as a marker for what’s possible