I love that quote. I posted it a while back on Instagram and it’s been on my mind to write a post centered around it ever since. It’s a quote that holds so much truth in just a few words. And yet, it’s so hard to live by it. To believe you are enough. To believe you don’t have anything to prove to anyone. Falling in the trap of comparison is far easier. And how couldn’t we? Social media, selfies, likes, loves, number of followers, number of friends. Inevitably you someone Instagram feed which is full of photos from parties, from vacations. It’s a colorful feed with a person that’s always having fun. How do they do it? They have the perfect life. I want that life. I’m never gonna have that many followers.
Sounds familiar? Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure it does. I fell into that trap countless of times. Comparing myself with friends, with bloggers with a larger following, with business owners with hundreds of clients. Who am I next to them? I want to be better than them. I want a larger following, more success and a more beautiful Instagram feed (or whatever other social media). I want what they have. And then I want more.
Right then and there, with that mindset, you set yourself up for failure. And while failure can be a good thing sometimes, like I talked about in a previous article, this type of failure can be avoided.