It is part of human nature as emotional and intellectual beings to compare things.
Curiosity kicks in the moment we gain our intellectual abilities and it also fuels our desire to learn and grow as time goes by. It is natural for a child to compare this from that. This way, the child learns. When we were kids, maybe we asked our parents “Why does Peter have blonde hair and I have black?” or “Why Mary sings very well and I sound like a duck?”
As we move along through life, we learn that asking questions leads to answers.
Better have the right questions, for you to get higher chances of getting the right answers.
As adults, it is all the more important for us to ask the right questions. Questions anyone should stop asking is: Why is he like this and I am not? Why do they have that and I do not? I should have had this because I’m like this and they are not? STOP COMPARING YOURSELF.
In our pursuit for excellence, it is very important for us to understand that we are all unique.
We are incomparable.
We have different skills, talents and gifts.
The only person we should be comparing ourselves to is to our very own selves.
No one else.
Compare yourself to your past self, to what and who you are right now. This way, you will see if you are growing and getting better. Then you can plan better what and who you want to be in the future.
As the old saying goes, what matters most is not who you are today, but who you want to be in the future. Comparing yourself to others is detrimental to your growth.
Be genuinely thankful to the life given to you and “genuine” means you should act the way beneficial to life itself.
Stop comparing. Start working on yourself.