“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The above quote rings more and more true the longer I'm on this planet for.
So much of our culture, and our social interactions involves comparing ourselves to others.
You can use this comparison to motivate you, but too much of the time it seems to cause dramatically more negative consequences.
“Keeping up with the Joneses” isn’t just a challenge, it’s an uninspiring goal. Stop comparing yourself to those around you, and start comparing yourself to where you want to be.
Focus on your own goals and let them drown out the voices in your head telling you to “level up” against those around you.