You’ve likely heard the quote by Theodore Roosevelt, “comparison is the thief of joy.”
It is the thief of joy. It’s also the thief of success.
Comparison often leads to a list of excuses that can prevent us from reaching our goals.
Have you ever looked at a competitor or similar business and said, “she’s more successful because she has x, y and z and I don’t have that. That’s why she’s successful and I’m not”? She has an education, no kids, an investor, a celebrity connection, artistic talents, an engaging personality, money to hire a professional photographer or whatever it may be.
Her set of circumstances and talents is different than yours, but she’s not successful because her set is better or more profitable.
She’s successful because she’s figured out how to use what she has. She’s been able to take her unique set circumstances and turn them into advantages.