How many times have we been told to push harder? “Never quit”. “No pain, no gain”. But do you know how to actually become a person who never quits? People become complacent when things go wrong. “I earn less because I didn’t go to college”. “I don’t have friends because I’m shy”. It’s easy to have excuses. Few hold the belief that we can become whoever we want to be in life. We just need to take charge. We just need to lay one brick at a time and soon enough we’ll have a strong wall of success. People usually believe that being tough means pushing harder. But sometimes, we need to zoom out and focus on the bigger picture. We need to ask ourselves a very basic question – “What is my purpose?”
We all have compared ourselves to some other person/people at least once in our lives. We all are guilty of forgetting our beautiful soul for that particular moment when realization strikes and you're back to your own reality. Well...STOP. Just stop comparing yourself to some one else because you are a miracle and you're unique in your own way. Job title, income, grades, house, and the social media comments and likes—the number of categories in which we can compare ourselves to others are infinite. So is the number of people we can compare ourselves to. A comparison is generally the fast track to unhappiness. It’s a recipe for misery. All it does is keeping you focused on what you don’t like about yourself and your life. Here are ten powerful reminders when you start comparing yourself to others:
Yes, I know the title of this blog post is quite a mouthful. I mean, almost everyone reading this has a thought - How do the people around me get going so well while I'm stuck here with the same stagnant thought? Right? This is one question that comes to our mind every now and then. So how do you show up as your best self? How do you make it happen? What is it that we need to understand or learn to use in our own lives to go that extra mile? My pro tip : Learn from the best players in the game. *Obviously, right?*
When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re clearest on in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who am I?” but what you’re figuring out is the who am part of the question—the I part is obvious. It’s just you. Easy. But when you stop and actually think about it for a minute—about what “me” really boils down to at its core—things start to get pretty weird.
Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Drained. Some common topics every individual feels nowadays. (you can relate?) This is how many employees feel at work, everyday chores and even after having small tasks accomplished (since the feeling of accomplishing even a small task has a psychological sense of fulfillment) due to stressors like longer work hours, more-frequent hassles, the need to do more with fewer resources, and so on. Such work stress has been shown to induce anxiety and anger, unethical behavior, poor decision making, and chronic exhaustion and burnout — all of which impair personal and organizational performance.