Comparisons Deprive Us Of Joy

One of the greatest mistakes we make in life is trying to compare ourselves to others. It is foolish to do this to yourself. Our creator was very intentional when making us all different. We all look, think, move, and live differently. We may have similarities but nobody is the same. That being said you should celebrate your differences with confidence. Be proud to be different.
Not only is it unfair to yourself, but it’s also impossible. Even twins are not the same. I’ve known a lot of twins. They may have a ton of similarities but there are always differences. When we constantly compare ourselves to others, we waste precious energy concentrating on other peoples’ lives rather than our own. We short change ourselves and forget to acknowledge how wonderfully made we are. We lose our purpose and our individuality. Being you can only be done by you. It should feel amazing just to know that.
Another reason to stop comparison is that comparisons often result in resentment. Resentment towards others and ourselves. Some give up cause they are not like the next person instead of being who they are intended to be. Comparisons deprive us of joy. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Theodore Roosevelt
What everyone needs to realize is that being themselves is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Realize and live out your dreams the only way that you can. Your dreams and purpose can change the world but only you can be the greatest you. So stop comparing yourself and others, realize how special you are, and be the greatest you that you can be. When you focus on being your own wonderful self without desiring you had somebody else’s life then you open your own life to wonderful possibilities.

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