How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

  

Feel Gratitude

When you wake up in the morning, take a moment to consider all that you have and feel grateful. Once you get into the habit of counting your blessings and considering the things you have, you begin to understand why making comparisons is futile. Hence it is a good idea to practice celebrating your talents, assets and attainments, and using them to your best advantage.

Acknowledge Your Flaws

On a cerebral level, almost everybody is aware that perfection is impossible. Yet on an emotional level not being flawless can cause you pain. In order to feel content and happy, you must learn to accept the fact that you’re imperfect. That doesn’t mean you should stop aspiring to greater things or give up trying to succeed. It simply means you’ll always be disappointed if you expect perfection.

Be Happy With Enough

Big businesses and major corporations know exactly how to use the media in order to cash in on the dissatisfaction people feel when they compare themselves to others. They use advertising to convince people that they will be more successful if they buy the product they are promoting, and less efficacious if they do not. A person who is sucked in by clever advertising and always wants more will never be happy. If you have a home to live in, clothes to wear, food to eat and the love of other people, then you already have enough. Anything above and beyond that is a blessing.

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