I can get pretty competitive.
Playing board games with my family or playing a friendly game of tennis can bring out the tenacious in me. But, I can be a good sport leaving the outcome on the court or the dining room table accepting victory or the agony of defeat graciously.
A healthy competitive spirit is good. It's when I let competition become comparison that it becomes not so good. It becomes unhealthy. I can let my competitive spirit filter into my every day life and play games with my thinking, such as...
Comparison shopping should be left in the store aisles and not brought home into one's heart!
It's not fair to compare.
It's not fair to you or to the person you are comparing yourself to.
Love yourself. Right where you are.
Embrace your journey and every step that has been taken.
Be sincerely happy for someone else's success. You don't know what their steps have been like.
Celebrate what you can do, and are doing, instead of giving your sole attention to what you can't.
If you have to compete, compete with yourself. Encourage yourself to be the best YOU, not the best someone else.
Remember... Someone else is already taken, but there is no other YOU!
Here's to more comparison-free days! Here's to more being-the-best-YOU days! ❤️
Hi! I'm Bonnie.