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362: A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist

2016-12-07 | 🔗

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits. Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands. BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

Episode 362: A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Being Happy).

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other metrics job title income level how size and worldly successes i've discovered there's an infant number of categories upon which we can compare ourselves in an almost infinite number of people to compare ourselves to once we get down that road we never find an end the tendency to compare our others is as human as any other emotion certainly i not alone in my experience but it is susan that only steals joy from our lives it is a habit with numerous shortcomings number one concern persons are always unfair we too if we compare the worst we know of ourselves to the best we presume about others number to compare by definition require metrics but only a fool bullies every good thing can be counted or measured number three comparisons rob us of precious time
we'll get eighty six thousand four hundred seconds each day and using even one to compare yourself or your accomplishments to another is one second too many number for you are too young temporarily your gear and talents and successes and contributions and value are entirely unique to you and your purpose in this world they can never be properly compared to anyone else number five nothing again but much to lose for example your pride their dignity or drive in your passion number six there is no end to the possible number of comparisons the havoc can never be overcome by attaining success there will always be something or someone else to focus on number seven comparison puts focus on the wrong person you can control one life yours constantly compare ourselves others we waste precious energy focusing on other people's lives rather than our own number eight compared
and often result in resentment resentment whereas others and towards ourselves number nine comparisons deprive us of joy they are no value meaning or fulfilment of our lives they only distract from it indeed the negative effects of comparisons are wide and far reaching likely experienced or are experiencing many of them first hand in your life as well how and might we break free from this habit of comparison consider embrace and proceed forward with the following steps a practical guide to stop during yourself to others take note of the foolish and harmful nature of comparison take a girl since that list i mentioned take notice of comparisons harm full effects in your life in fine priority to ten surely remove it from the inside out because intimately aware of your own successes whether you are writer musician doktor landscaper mother or student
you have a unique perspective backed by unique experiences and unique gives you have the capacity to love serve and contribute you have thing you need to accomplish good in your little section of the world without opportunities early in front of you become intimately aware of your past successes fine motivation in them to pursue more precise the greater things in life some legal his treasures in this world are hidden from sight love humility empathy selflessness generosity among these higher pursues there is no measurement desire them above everything else and remove yourself entirely from societies definition of success compete less appreciate more there may be i was when competition is appropriate but life is not one of them we have all been through together the exact moment on this exact planet and the zero soft competing against others to win the faster we can start working together to figure it out the first him an important step in overcoming the habit of competition is routinely
each and compliment the contribution of others gratitude gratitude gratitude dude always forces us to recognise the good things we already have in our world remind yourself nobody is perfect while focusing on the negatives is rarely as helpful as focusing on the positive there is important space to be found remembering that nobody is perfect and nobody's living a painless life triumph requires and to go to be overcome everybody is suffering through their own whether you are close enough to know it or not take a walk you find yourself comparing yourself to others get up in china your surroundings go for a walk point to the other side of the room allow the change your surroundings to prom change in your thinking find inspiration without comparison comparing our lives as others is foolish but find inspiration and learning from others is entirely wise work hard to learn the difference
humbly ask questions of the people you admire or red biographies as inspiration but if comparison is concerned in tennessee in your life notice which attitudes prompt positive change in which result in negative influence if you need to compare compare with yourself we ought to try to be the best possible versions of ourselves narrowly for all cells but for the benefit contribution we can offer to others work hard to take care of yourself the emotionally an spiritually the growing a little bit each day and learn to celebrate the little advancements you are making without comparing them to others it's so many negative effects inherent in comparison it is a shame we ever take part in it but the struggle is real for most of us for finally it does not need to be and the free and fair comparing less is entirely worth the effort here
listen to the post hailed a helpful guide to comparing yourself to others by joshua backer of becoming minimalist stockholm and this article two hundred and thirty comments on it it deftly resonate people also hopefully you found value there too i know this is something we all do from time to time such nice to hear post about it and what as time really quick if your self employed or looking to be self employed you love my new podcast cast start up daily whereas in terms of my business partner lee reading honourable real blogs to you if you know anyone who is launching their own business or already has pleasure with them to be a huge help i think that doesn't it i'll be back tomorrow with a post about dealing with stress from ramit sethi vaulty should be reached our com saucy there
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