I won’t say that it’s easy to stop comparing yourself to others. For most of us, comparing is in our bones. Since we were little, our parents compared us to our siblings, we were in competitions where it was all about ranking top three, we wanted that sports trophy, and we were made well aware of the competition when applying for colleges. But there comes a point in life when comparing yourself to others does not serve you anymore. If you’re going to do your best work and unleash your unique gifts in this life, you simply can’t be concerned with how you compare to others. That’s their path. They have nothing to do with you. Here are ways life becomes so much more enjoyable when you stop comparing yourself to others
You enjoy your progress
You actually begin to appreciate the progress that you do make, rather than just telling yourself how much less progress you’re making than somebody else. You allow yourself to celebrate victories—big and small—and celebrating those gives you much-needed energy to keep moving forward.