Comparison is the thief of Joy
Posted: May 18 2017
It's been heavy on my heart during this season of life so let's chat about comparison, and how easy it is to feel that your life isn't as great as others. With social media being a major influence in our everyday life, it's pretty common to compare your world to all those around you! Especially these perfect little squares. So many moments that are documented, photographed and shared, sometimes leave you feeling inadequate. Whether that be in motherhood, friendships, business or even health—we constantly compare.
Here are 5 tips that I have implemented on my journey of growth:
Be Intentional with my thoughts & actions:
I am a people pleaser by nature, so it took a long time to realize how much it had held me back. Being intentional forces you to reshape your thoughts and actions to reflect what you truly desire. When life got the best of me and I was unhappy with where I was headed, I had to take a step back and really reassess by intentions. By doing so, I had to make difficult life changing decisions, that ultimately would realign my intentions, with my happiness. I've learned to say no to things, people, projects, etc that do not align with my intentions and I feel like a brand new person.
"Focus on service; not success" (quoted via @jennakutcher):
This is huge because with running a business, all you really want is success, right? Wrong. It took time, and many mistakes to realize that shifting my focus to serving others and bringing real value to their life was a direct reflection of success. My legacy does not compute in currency, but in how I impacted the people who were uplifted, empowered, and encouraged through my service.
1.) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
2.) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
3.) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
4.) I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
Be the best version of you:
Beyonce didn't become Beyonce in one day, and either will you. By continuously working towards being the best version of you, ultimately you will be. Every step toward your goals, and happiness is exactly that: one step closer. Our minds are a powerful machine that can make or break you, so figure out who you are, what you want, and go out there and be the best version you can be. Even if you aren’t exactly where you want to be today, love yourself, remind yourself how capable, strong, and incredible you are, and that no matter what, there is only one of you.