Monday, April 6, 2015

Resist comparisons

"A woman who knows her worth doesn't measure herself against another woman but stands strong, calmed, and self-confident."

That's what my Mary Engelbreit calendar page told me one day last week. Of course, it was written by that famous author "Anonymous"—whom many say must have been a woman!

I like the sentiment. It's far too easy to compare ourselves with others. Even though I know better, I still catch myself doing that at times. It's really not helpful, is it? Each one of us is unique. So why would it help to compare with someone else? We develop in unique ways and in our own unique timing. We have emotions unique to our particular experiences, and we each express them in our own way.

So this is a reminder to myself—and to you, too, if you need it today—to stand strong, calmed and self-confident. You are amazing. You have many gifts and talents that the world needs. So let's get out there and calmly, confidently do our thing.

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