This is one of my favorite quotes and is so important to share with young people. Growing up in sports, school, and social life, everything seems like it is based on comparing where and who you are to others. But what wisdom and maturity teaches you is that the only comparison you need is with yourself yesterday, and that you are growing and getting better.
Everyone has a different path. Comparing where you are in your career, your craft, or your life to another is like apples to oranges, so don’t waste time getting caught up in the emotions it brings. Each person brings different gifts, and the most important thing to accomplish is maximizing those gifts as an individual. You are the only “you”!
We cannot be completely ourselves and happy with who we are if we are constantly comparing to others. But if we love ourselves and acknowledge our growth, our joy can grow and we can thrive. Give a quick scan of your mindset when it comes to your relationships, your job, your life stage, and your health, and make sure you compare to yesterday, not to others. This will set you up for success!
Listen to Coach K talk about comparison holding you back:
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