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Don't Focus On Others. Do This Instead.

Don't Focus On Others. Do This Instead.

With the bustling holiday season comes parties.
And comparisons.
And lots of potentially awkward get-togethers with people you haven’t seen in a while.
It’s tempting to compare your life to others’ lives.
Don’t do it. It’s a trap.
What you need to do is focus on your own life.
The older I get, the more I realize that no one has it all figured out.
Sure, someone I know could have a good, stable job.
I could feel jealous about that fact.
But is that “fact” what I want for my own life?
Personally, I’d rather endure temporary stress as I shift from one exciting project to the next.
I’d have higher highs that way.
Because all the time we spend thinking about other people’s accomplishments and wonderful feats could be spent learning lessons that apply directly to our own lives.
Each person has to walk their own path.
Here’s what happens when I come to know another person well.
They usually present themselves to the world in one way.
Let’s call it the “social media way.”
It’s human nature to show our best side to the world.
But what a person shows to the world is often not reality. I’d say 99% of the time, it’s not.
This has only become more apparent with the shiny veneers we construct using our social media accounts.
But when I truly, deeply get to know a person, I learn that they have problems just like I do.
We’re all human after all.
There’s no escaping your life.
The lessons you need to learn are yours alone.
So the one thing you must do, day after day, is take stock of your own life. Aim to improve your own life.
Be better than you were the day before.
If you commit to improve yourself a little bit each day, even by 1% a day, you will be a drastically different person in a month’s time.
Think about that.

I hope you are having a nice holiday season,

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