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Compare Yourself with Yourself, Not with Others

Sometimes it can seem like you’ll never hit your goals.

It seems like others succeed with minimal effort but no matter how hard you try you can’t get where you want to be.

Sound familiar?

It can be easy to get discouraged if you see other consultants experiencing a lot of good success and you don’t feel like you have much to show for your labor.

If you find yourself thinking this way, it’s time to turn your thinking around!

Instead of comparing yourself with others, compare yourself with where you were a year ago, or three years ago.

Instead of being frustrated by the success of others, be happy for them and be inspired to keep working toward your own goals.

Comparing yourself to others’ successes (or failures) is not usually productive. It will usually just leave you frustrated!

So the next time you see a successful consultant, don’t think, “Why did they get so lucky?” Instead think, “How awesome that they’ve been able to accomplish what they’ve done! Good for them! I wonder what they’re doing that I might be able to implement to help my business?”

You may even want to develop relationships with these successful consultants and get their tips and advice on what works for them in their business. What works for them may or may not work for you in your situation, but you never know!

So today, just check yourself. Are you feeling discouraged because you’re comparing yourself to others? Where were you a year ago, three years ago, five years ago? And how does that compare to where you stand today?

Remember that success may look different in each unique situation. No one else is you, with your goals, your perspective, your starting point, and your progression.

Compare yourself with yourself, not with others.

Sam Pelton

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