How often do you compare yourself to others online?
It can be impossible not to.
Everything we see online has been carefully considered, professionally designed and edited into the shiniest version possible.
As a business owner it can make you feel like sh*t if you’re not hitting the gym every day, getting up at 4am to write a book, travelling the world whilst running your business and landing a Ted Talk all in your first year in the game.
And that right there is a huge problem.
Because if you’re comparing your first attempt at something (like baking your first cake) with someone else’s perfected piece that has come together after years and years of trial and error (and often, 50 hours of photoshopping), you’re comparing your reality with their facade and you’re always going to come up short.
No-one wants to feel like a loser.
The answer? Stop competing in someone else’s game and design your own.
When you play your own game you get to decide what winning looks like – not some awards panel, not your business network, not your friends or family and certainly not the internet. You get to change the goal posts whenever you feel like it or even change the game completely. And the best part? Losing doesn’t exist, it’s all just learning and everything you do is making you a better player.
Your business is your creative playground – one you can enjoy if you stop comparing yourself to all the people already winning at their own game. Better yet, start cheering them on because you just might find it lifts you up too.
The bottom line: when you stop comparing and stop competing you actually start winning.