I was reading this bible plan about comparison and I saw this line: “the grass is actually not greener on the other side”
The maddest thing is, I know this, you know this. Thinking logically, you would think we wouldn't compare ourselves to others, based on this information alone.
Yeah, I know your saying “it's not that simple” right.
The mind is powerful. The mind can create fear about an imaginary situation. The mind can trigger happy feelings. Your mind is powerful.
As humans we overcomplicate things. Yes, the brain is complicated, however, we can bring its function down to a simplistic level. For example, the statement “the grass is actually not greener” tells us that we should stop assuming, just because someone drives an Aston Martin that they are happy. Let me bring this a bit closer to home .. we should stop assuming that because someone posts a picture with loads of packages to be delivered, that they are making profit. The fact is that you just don’t know and you ‘shouldn’t’ care that much.
The real problem is, we do care, but why?
As with everything in life, being able to stop comparing yourself with others is a journey. To go on a journey you need to pack some snacks, have your essentials and music (can’t forget the tuness). So you said you want to stop comparing, which is amazing and I’m so proud of you, but have you prepared yourself? Do you have the essentials to actually stop comparing yourself?
Here are 3 steps to get your started: