Build Yourself Up From A Place Of Strength

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“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

This quote will always hold so much for me. I came across it when I first started reading Brene Brown’s books about living vulnerably.

I’d always felt a hint of the power in those words, but I’d never had the actual words to bring that power to knowledge.

Comparison, at its heart, asks what we lack. 

It’s looking to find what is awesome about someone else and what is not awesome about ourselves. Rarely do we find someone who has absolutely nothing that we wouldn’t like to also have or see in ourselves.

It doesn’t allow us to appreciate our strengths and build ourselves up from a foundation of accepting and celebrating who we are.

All it can do is bring us down.

Instead, we should remember what got us where we are. 

Think of all the things that make you uniquely you—all the qualities and experiences that add up to you as an awesome individual. 

There are so many opportunities to see the value in what we have and find our strength. 

We just have to look for those opportunities.

(while also avoiding comparisons)