I want to begin this post by saying that if you have ever struggled with comparison (or are caught up in it at the moment) you are most definitely not alone. With our lives and businesses being so highly visible these days, and with so many people creating and doing incredible things in the world, it is easy to fall into the habit of measuring ourselves against them.
Now rather than beating up on yourself for falling into the comparison trap can you simply witness the pattern, forgive yourself and then let it go. That is the first step to breaking free.
As with every low-level thought pattern that we get stuck in, we always have two choices. We can get pulled down into the deep dark depths of the fearful thinking, or we can choose to shift ourselves out of this icky space and into something new.
Every time these old patterns arise, we are provided with a powerful opportunity to shift our perspective and take a more loving and empowering viewpoint.
And this is where true healing happens. Not by trying to avoid the feeling of comparison, but by learning how to work with it. Dance with it. Transform it.
Comparison doesn’t have to take you down to crazy town. And in today’s video I am going to share with you why it can in fact support you to do the exact opposite.
Video: Caught Up In Comparison?
In today’s video I share with you the one powerful question that helped pull me out of a comparison funk and instead shift into a space of inspiration and new-found motivation.
Key points from this video:
+ When you see someone stepping into their greatness, creating something incredible and manifesting amazing results, choose to use it as a powerful form of inspiration to rise into your own greatness.
+ You always have a choice in how you respond – Will you shrink or rise in the face of greatness?
+ You can use other people’s success as an opportunity to devalue and criticise yourself, or it can be a powerful catalyst for you to elevate yourself, play bigger and expand into our potential.
+ Get honest with yourself – What is this person doing differently to you? Are there actions you are being called to take but you are shying away from? What action are you ready to take so that you can embody and express your own greatness?
Don’t wallow in jealousy and use the other person as a reason to devalue your incredible gifts and play yourself down.
Instead, say thank you to that person for igniting your own inner desire to be brilliant, and bring your attention back to making your own magnificent vision a reality.
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What tends to trigger your own patterns of comparison and envy? What action steps are you ready to now take to step into your own greatness? Share with me in the comments.