Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Thief of Joy

I thought for a good long while what I wanted my next post to be here. 
I think I'm going to talk to you about an area where I'm currently struggling.

I saw this on pinterest and it was like a lightbulb went off in my head.
See, I'm big on comparison. We all are, I think, because it's so easy to do.
It's easy to see another blogger and think "Oh, why don't I have that many followers? I must not be good enough."
With that one thought, you've brought yourself down for the day.
Or how about "Why didn't I do as well as so-and-so did on that test? I studied just as hard. I'm so stupid."
I can't even tell you how many times I've thought that.
I think the quote in the picture above is completely true. Think about it. You are probably perfectly happy with your life and where you are, until you see someone else that does something you do better.
Let's all try to remember this sentiment that comparison is the thief of joy and stop those types of thoughts before you complete them.
What makes you compare yourself to others? How do you deal with it?


1 comment:

  1. So true Paige! I think we all do this more times then we would like to admit, compare ourselves to how someone else is doing. Thanks so much for sharing!