Stop Comparing and Be Awesome Instead!

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This is more of a reminder to myself but feel like everyone could benefit from this.

Raise your hand if you ever compared yourself to another person? It could be looks, grades, clothing, how they do something, anything! And you thought to yourself “By golly, I wish I was as awesome as them!” (You probably omit the by golly part… but sometimes it just sneaks into my thoughts). The next thing you know you start putting yourself down for not being as cool as this other person. You build up into your mind as they perfect human being that does everything right and everyone just absolutely adores them.

I went through this recently. As in this morning. You see, I really want to be awesome in all aspects of my life.

I want to kick butt at weight loss and being healthy. I want to go to school and great amazing grades. I want to have a super clean and decorative apartment.

I just want it all.

Including making my husband super proud of me to have such an awesome well-rounded gamer wife! The only problem is I have not been playing games religiously my whole entire life. In fact, it is more of a hobby than a lifestyle. Something I just want to do for fun here and there. Then there are these other people that are freaking awesome and fantastic and probably invest way more time in gaming than I even want to.

And what do I do? I compare myself to those people. Like seriously. I am not going to be magically awesome at something unless I put in the time, and there are just some things in life I cannot put the time in for. I got other stuff to do! I have a whole other list of things I can be awesome at… but no, this one little thing has got me down.

And I obsess over it.

Why am I not the very best? Why can’t I impress my husband with my mad ninja moves?

Probably because I don’t have mad ninja moves. You know what I do have?

A sense of humor, a fairly clean apartment, a body that weighs 80 pounds less than it used to, and some pretty amazing friends that I like to spend time with. And guess what?

There is nothing wrong with that. Not at all.

When you compare yourself to others, you are just setting yourself up to fall on your face and think negatively about yourself. It is not worth it.

That other person also has other stuff going on in their lives. They aren’t perfect, but they can be awesome. Just like you can be awesome being yourself as well!

So don’t beat yourself up because you aren’t someone else.

Love yourself for being you.

beyourself

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17 thoughts on “Stop Comparing and Be Awesome Instead!

    • That’s what I try to do… when I am not feeling overwhelmed by stupid stuff. I just get so caught up in little things that the bigger picture becomes clouded. This is definitely something I want to work on in the new year!

  1. Thanks for this reminder šŸ™‚ I used to be really bad for this! Just trying to be like everyone else rather than realizing my own potential. I’ve gotten much better but a little reminder is never a bad thing! P.S. You are pretty darn awesome šŸ™‚ We all are in our own way!

    • I know! For most of my life, I feel like I was trying to be someone else. And it wasn’t very fun living with these fake expectations all the time! I felt like I was failing at every turn.

      And you are right. We are all kicking butts in our own ways!

  2. *nods head*

    This is such a well-timed post for me! Thank you, as always, for sharing so openly and for being so awesome!!!

  3. Don’t know how I missed this when you first posted it! I totally agree. And also, remember that people who are awesome gamers probably feel kind of dorky…my partner is a super good gamer (uuh I guess, I know nothing about it) but is super ashamed and doesn’t tell anyone in real life about it.

    • haha I guess so… though there really isn’t anything bad with being an awesome gamer. They normally have really good hand-eye coordination and are really good at solving out problems inside their head. So you can actually learn really awesome skills that apply to “real life.” But yeah, I am just not dorky enough to rock the gaming world. And I am cool with that. lol

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