Have you ever looked at someone else’s life and felt like that should be you? As if the life that they’re living is was truly meant for you? Don’t lie I’m pretty sure you have. Well, I’m going to be the bearer of bad news, most people you compare yourself don’t live the life they put on display. So, the life you think you want isn’t what it seems. Everyone has their own way of showing the world how they’re living. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
This is how I used to compare myself.
I used to compare myself to others. When I was in high school I thought a lot of my friends had it better than me. Some of it had to do with material things. I wanted it, everything they had, I wanted it so bad. I never knew the true meaning of what glitter isn’t gold. See my friends had a way of looking nice and having things I may have wanted, but after looking under the surface they had to give up a lot of to keep up with their image. I wasn’t ready to sacrifice certain things to live the life compared to my friends. So, I went and got a job at the age of 16, and became satisfied with what I could get. Somethings aren’t worth it.
This is what I realized while comparing myself to others.
You don’t know what people are going through to get where they are at. They could be letting go of their morals/standards to get the finer things in life. They could have robbed and killed someone to get those J’s. Are you serious about wanting their life and the material things that they have? Instead of complaining about what you don’t have. Why not write down what you do have and what you want, and work your way towards having and appreciating those things.
The best way to get what you want is to work hard and trust the process. Not by comparing yourself to the next person and realize that you are a great person. Stop comparing where you are at in life with where others are. Everyone goes through trials and tribulations to get to where they want. Focus on where you are going and the steps you need to take to get you there. And remember no shortcuts!