This post is quick and to the point. I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately with my adult clients, high schoolers, my flag football players, and yes, even my own self-chatter. It’s about comparing ourselves to someone else (in any topic of our lives).
One of the worst things you can do is compare yourself to someone else. It’s human nature, it’s supported by social media and society, but it really only serves to usually bring us down, or falsely lift us up. For all of my fitness clients, it may be that someone else loses weight faster, or lost more weight, or is stronger, etc.
But they’re not you! They haven’t been on the same journey. They didn’t start at the same time. And we likely won’t know their struggles. Just because they appear to be “better off” doesn’t mean they’re more successful than you are. Since I get to talk with and coach many people on this topic, I often find that people in a group may unknowingly be comparing themselves and each of the two people thinks the other is better off. Funny that way.
So despite what social media may tell you, whatever your past history of comparison is, at the end of the day you are on your own journey and only responsible for your results.
Look, in my experience, the people who say the most on social media are often the ones who are doing the least.
Don’t believe it. Don’t try to live up to it. Just do you and you’ll be in a great place.
Whatever you do, don’t ever compare yourself to someone else. Celebrate the greatness that is YOU!