Comparison Steals Your Joy


Today I read an article it was saying “comparing yourself to others can be helpful” but to what extent. As a Life Coach, I always tell my clients that the only person you should compare yourself to is your previous self look back to take tips and help improve yourself. But from the time you begin comparing yourself to others you are going to be very disappointed. Not everyone’s journey is the same we all encounter challenges, problems, situations.


They say that comparison steals all your joy, and there’s no doubt that the hours we spend measuring our own life with others this time would be better spent being grateful for what we do have, or even working to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. Before you start comparing yourself to others develop an attitude of gratitude and be grateful for everything that you do have. The simplest form of gratitude opens your mind and creates opportunities.

Do not underestimate yourself by .

You should not COMPARE yourself to others and here is why:

It steals your joy

comparing yourself to others only makes your life difficult and brings you misery, pain, and even envy thus making you unhappy. Instead, try using others as motivation to work harder and do better. Be sure to work hard to achieve your goal something that you crave for.

It will hinder your progress

If you spend your days comparing yourself to other people’s achievements, you’ll never accomplish anything. Instead, invest all your energy into pursuing your own dreams and goals. Don’t waste your time on those of others it will only keep you from making progress towards your future.

You can’t physically change who you are

You are you and you are unique. You’ll always be you. You cannot be anyone else. This is a good thing.

No one has a perfect life

As long as you are alive on this earth you will have problems. No one is exempted from them. Everyone experiences problems and challenges throughout their lives, its part of life. Some people are just better at masking their problems at least on the outside. So next time you think about comparing yourself to your friend or neighbor, you might be surprised to know what they are enduring on a daily basis.

There may be someone better than you at something.

It seems harsh to say but the reality is that someone is always going to be better than you at something but the same goes for you. You may be better at something than someone else. The trick is to find what you are good at and work on it, create goals and challenge yourself. Try to be your best and do the best in everything you do and whatever is meant to be will fall into place for you at the right moment.

Published by Coach Amy

BS, Psychology graduate, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Certified Confidence Life Coach,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: