30 Days to Greater Happiness ~ Day 15
Friday, November 18, 2011
Don't compare yourself to others. Happy people judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have. Keep up with yourself - not the Joneses.
Does the other person have a bigger house, better car, loses weight faster/easier, better hair, nicer clothes... I have one word... WHATEVER!!! On the flip side, do you have a better house, nicer job, college education when they don't... WHATEVER to that one, too!
I can only do what my body allows me to do. Comparing myself to the 20 year old who has never been obese, doesn't make sense. Neither does comparing myself to the 60 year old who has had a new knee put in. Or the person my age who has 100 lbs or more to lose.
Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. By focusing on MINE and only mine, I am able to work out at the level that works for me. I am able to find a job that I can do, and do proficiently. I am able to enjoy my life where I am, right now.
Here's a nice blog on zenhabits about the benefits of NOT comparing yourself to others.