In a world of online achievers, it is easy to fall prey to the thief of joy. Comparison.
And when it comes to the world of beautiful blogs (and even more beautiful bloggers) more often than not, the more I look, the more I compare. And the more I compare, the more I want to throw in the towel.
But at the end of the day, I do it because it makes me happy. And I think that is a good enough reason to continue… don’t you?
The same goes for the real world. Busy, busy, busy, bake this, make that, be the perfect wife, live the perfect life, and then compare yourself to everyone else doing the same on facebook.
Want the truth?
I am a rubbish cook, a terrible gardener and sometimes I stay in my p.j’s until lunch time. I burnt the last batch of muffins I made, I drink way too much wine, and I would happily dine out everyday of the week if I could afford it. I suffer from depression, infertility, and have put on nearly 5kgs since my wedding day. Status update that.
And so today I wanted to share something from the inspirational Danielle LaPorte. Because no matter what your status update claims, we can all do with a little reassurance… right?
The standards by which you measure yourself
There will always be someone in your line of work, doing the same sort of thing that you’re doing, who will make more money than you. Way more.
There will always be someone you grew up with who “made it” — further than you have.
A peer who is out-selling, out-travelling, out-doing … you.
You live in the same neighbourhood, but they got the bigger house.
Same social circle, but they’ve got the better … whatever.
Same desires, but they landed the dream deal.
You know what?…
If you measure your success against someone else’s results, you will never be free – ever.
The only metric that matters: How free and fulfilled do you feel doing what you’re doing?
It’s not a status question because…
If you play the status game, there’s always someone who can out status you.
Your life. Your version of success.
To find out more about Danielle LaPorte click here.
Go easy on yourself beautiful people ♥