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4 Reasons You Need To Quit Comparing Yourself To Others

Humans are social creatures; there's certainly no way of getting around that. In society, we're told who we need to be, what we need to do, and what success truly is. But just because we're social creatures doesn't necessarily mean we should let other people determine what it is we should be doing. On top of it, don't ever use other people as a measurement for your own standing. Why?

1. You ruin your self esteem.

You may see people in your life or people you don't even know "doing better" and it makes you feel inadequate. Feeling inadequate can completely derail your progress in life, thus leaving you feeling unfulfilled and even worse about yourself.

2. You'll get a big head.

On the other hand, if you think you're doing better than everyone else, it can leave you with your guard down. Hubris is a natural result. You start feeling perfect, immortal, but it's when you feel that way that kinks in your armor appear. By thinking you're the best, you fail to acknowledge some of your short comings.

3. It's not a fair comparison.

Everyone is different. We all have different goals, different ideas, and different backgrounds. Comparing yourself to others simply isn't a fair comparison.

4. You define for yourself what success is.

Nobody gets to define what your success is because it's just that: yours! If your idea of success is a modest job making a modest living, awesome! If your idea of success is happiness, great. Go for it. If your idea of success is being the president, we wish you luck on your journey! But it's YOUR success.

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