MOTIVATION MONDAY: Comparison

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The fastest way to kill something special is to compare it to something else.

C • O • M • P • A • R • I • S • O • N.
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Whose car is better? Whose travels are better? Whose job is better? Whose wedding is better? Whose LIFE is better?.
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We've all been there, looking at other people's lives and feeling like ours don’t measure up. I mean... it's hard not to feel bad about yourself when days now consist of scrolling through our phones & seeing snapshots of other people’s lives that just seem so much more amazing than our own.
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We've all heard the saying "comparison is the thief of joy" over a million times. But I feel like now, more than ever, that statement couldn't be more relevant. With this social media world we now live in, it's become a great way to connect us all together. But at the same time, I feel like it's become the main way that’s allowed us to easily compare ourselves to one another—making us continually feel incomplete, as if we never have enough, as if WE are not enough. It’s taken away from us appreciating what we actually have right in front of us.
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With Thanksgiving approaching just a few days away, it’s one of my absolute fave holidays {not only cuz I get in my yearly Home Alone movie viewing but also} because it's the one day of the year where we stop to remind ourselves what we’re thankful for. Yet, being thankful shouldn't be something we do once a year, it should be a mentality we practice every day. If we really stopped to acknowledge the good things we have in our own lives, we’d see there’s a lot to be thankful for—all the time.
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So for this Monday #inspilaine I encourage you to start shifting your mentality from thinking you need to be as good or even better than others—to instead, focus on being the very best version of yourself. We all might not have the same things, but we all do have great things. And once you stop focusing on comparing, then I guarantee you’ll start feeling that joy that was once robbed of you through comparison come back your way.