From a three-part series called “Change your self-talk”
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
― Steven Furtick
- Change your success metric
Move from comparing yourself to others to comparing you to you.
Write down YOUR big picture goals and post them somewhere you can be reminded regularly, then write down TODAY’S goals (no more than three), and check them off as you go about your day.
Reward yourself for getting things done with a little downtime.
Do a nightly “Mirror Talk”
- Start each day with gratitude
Five Minute Journal http://amzn.to/1G5x3as
If you’re really feeling down go on a “Gratitude Spree”
- Don’t look back “should” yourself
NASA hasn’t invented the time machine yet, so don’t expect to go back and change anything.
Choose to accept and learn
- Replace social media with real conversations
It’s about likes – dopamine
Choose oxytocin instead through real human interactions
How often to people post about their failures? Hardly ever.
- Seek to understand others and do not judge
Negative social comparison has elements of narcissism.
Your success doesn’t hinge on the failure of others in your field. There’s room for EVERYONE to be successful