THE DANGERS OF COMPARISON
Being aware of your competition is a good business strategy. Comparing yourself to your competition is dangerous. Awareness means you have conducted the proper research in your particular industry and know where you stand as it relates to product/service value, branding, delivery, and pricing. While comparison means you are attempting to determine your worth based on someone else's standards and experiences, hence the danger!
It is dangerous to compare yourself to someone else because you are uniquely designed to be uniquely YOU! And the hard TRUTH: you can NEVER be anyone but yourself. You can attempt to copy and imitate, but the result will be disastrous because that's not how this game works. And besides, it’s a game you should NOT even attempt to play, and here are a few reasons why:
1. Derail Your Progress:
Comparisons keep you off track because instead of focusing on your path, you are too busy giving your energy to someone else's journey. It's like trying to drive your car, while focused solely on the lane beside you. Focus forward.
2. Sacrifice Joy:
Comparison tricks you into thinking you are inferior, which immediately steals your confidence and diminishes your joy.
3. Create Resentment:
Comparison sows a seed of envy and/or jealously which eventually produces bitterness and resentment. And you enter the world of resentment you begin to kill your creativity.
4. Creates Self-Doubt:
Comparison causes you to second guess yourself. Therefore, instead of trusting your instincts and making moves that are best for you, you begin seeking outside counsel and even worse other's approval.
5. Steals Gratitude:
Comparison causes you to focus on what you do not have instead of acknowledging and being appreciative of what you DO have. This creates a lack and scarcity mindset and this is one of the biggest blocks of prosperity.
I could go on and on making a list of the dangers of comparison because the list is never-ending. And remember I said comparison is a game you canNOT win and the reason is that instead of using your energy to build YOUR unique vision and focusing on your DIVINE assignment…you end up wasting your energy being distracted and dissatisfied and the result leaves you completely drained.
So then how can you stop and/or shift away from the damaging behavior of comparison? Go within and pluck the root of WHY, when, and where you learned this behavior. Grab your journal start with the following questions:
What am I afraid of? Is it a success, failure, or both?
What are my greatest accomplishments? How was I able to accomplish them?
Do I trust my intuition, instincts, and spirit to guide me into my level of success?
WHO AM I?
I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.
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