Have you ever played the comparison game? It’s the game where no-one wins and everyone loses. Why is comparison such a tricky thing that sucks us all in at one point or another?
Comparison is defined as this, “a consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people.” Have you ever found yourself comparing yourself to those around you?
It can happen at work. We compare our quality of work with those around us. Or we compare what level we think we are on with those around us. We often compare what our neighbours drive with our car.
This is why you cannot win when playing the comparison game:
Comparing yourself to others will either make you feel superior about yourself or it will make you feel badly about yourself.
Either one is unhealthy. There will always be someone who has more than you, is more successful than you or has more opportunity than you. That is just the way of life. So how can we survive the comparison game?
Find contentment in what you do have
The best way to be content with what you have is to focus on it. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, start focusing on what you do have. A great idea may be to write down what you are thankful for in your life. This is a great start to finding contentment in your life.
Be uniquely you
Do you know that you were created uniquely and on purpose? You are not a result of a random cosmic explosion. God created you to be unique with gift and talents. There are things that only you can do and strength that only you can bring. But you can only bring that if you are comfortable with being yourself. Celebrate your differences and uniqueness and looks for ways that only you can shine.
The comparison game can be ugly and can leave us feeling badly about ourselves and our lives. Knowing that we are created on purpose with unique gifting and abilities helps us to embrace who we were made to be.
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