Sunday, August 19, 2018

Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game by @Jennifer_Hogan

In a world without social media and connectedness, we realize that what we know about others is what they show us. Their emotions, their body language, their demeanor... they are all chosen specifically to allow or prevent others to know what's happening on their inside. 

In a world WITH social media and connectedness, we realize that what we know about others is what they show us. Their happy times, awards, celebrations, and proud moments... they are all chosen specifically to allow or prevent others to know what's happening on their inside. 


Stop the Comparison Game by @Jennifer_Hogan


We can't completely know others by what is shared on social media. And it's time to stop the comparison game. We see the fruits of another person's labor, and we may not see the journey that helped them get there. 

Comparison leads us down a back road of resentment and lies about our own capabilities and paths to success. We begin to believe that our best is not good enough, and we forget to celebrate - or choose to ignore - our wins. 

The message that is on a continual loop in our brains must be trained to seek out our unique gifts and talents so that we hear positive messages instead of negative ones. 

Avoid the statement, "I'll never be as ______ as him/her." Try celebrating the other person, then give a compliment to him/her. Follow up with a positive message to yourself about your abilities and gifts.

We are all on our own journeys, and we must remember that we only see what others want us to see. Let's stop the comparison game and use our individual strengths to come together for the greater good. Let's focus on being the best version of ourselves that we can be. We all matter, and the world needs each of us.












1 comment:

  1. Jennifer, thanks for crafting and sharing this courageous and honest post. While I'm spending the majority of my time "off the grid" this month, I couldn't help but take a moment to read this. We've long heard this space is ours to define and it's your kind of leadership that will help to shape the road ahead. Thanks for always being someone who pushes the thinking of others! ~ Dennis

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