Updated: Apr 5, 2019
Comparing ourselves to others is a slippery slope that only gets us feeling like we are not good enough and that there most be something wrong with us because “such and such” is already living OUR big dream.
Listen to the Episode Here:
(Confession: Sometimes I compare myself to other artists.)
Has this happened to you?: You are feeling great about yourself. Maybe You are researching about how to start your own business or how to write a book and then you go on Social Media and see a post of someone you’ve been following, maybe a friend or a relative, and in that post they are announcing that their book has been picked up by a publisher and now they are an official author.
Then the inevitable happens: you start to compare yourself to them and kick yourself for not having written your book already because maybe by now you would have been a published author too.
Suddenly all that enthusiasm and motivation that you had before going on Social Media goes down the drain.
Now you are feeling bad about yourself and your capabilities of becoming a published author.
“You probably think that you are the only one who compares yourself to others and then feel bad. Well, I’m here to tell you that we all do."
This just happened to me the other day and it is the reason I decided to write about it and tape this episode.
I was scrolling down Instagram like we all do and suddenly saw a post of an artist. We have never met in person but when I saw how many people were interacting with her in her posts I started to think about my own Instagram feed and how the interaction could be better and the feeling snowballed and I ended feeling really down.
You probably think that you are the only one who compares yourself to others and then feel bad. Well, I’m here to tell you that we all do.