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Your biggest competition is and always will be you. Your lack of self-confidence will hold you back from making important decisions. Your gift is what will get you ahead of the competition. Your sole focus needs to be making constant improvements. Make progress toward your goals each and every day and be the best version of yourself.
Success comes in installments. You have to pay your dues each day and one day, you will have paid enough to say you were successful and then it’s right back to the grind.
How are you preventing your own success?
You are holding yourself back by comparing yourself to other people. Comparison is the thief of joy. By comparing yourself to other people, you are taking away the progress you have made in your own life. For example, if you are struggling in your math class, but you start comparing yourself to the number one person in school, you might lose hope. You’ll see how good they are doing and you won’t have that motivation anymore because you’re struggling. You can take your desires to be the best, remind yourself of this desire daily, and use your own progress as motivation. It’s you versus you. Your mindset and your approach will dictate your success.
Earlier, I watched a quick video on Instagram of Gary Vee’s hatred for the word “compare”. You can watch it here. The only person you should be comparing yourself to is yourself.
How do you get out of your own way?
Focus on yourself. Focus on your constant progress and improvements. Keep a daily reflection journal and write out the things that you have done well, the things you need to improve in, the things you accomplished and the things that you failed to accomplish.
In order to be successful, you must be obsessed with progress. Every day you wait to continue the grind, is another 6+ months you are adding to your journey of success. That’s a long time! If you work on yourself everyday, if you invest in you, then you will be successful. It’s a long journey, but why would you get in your own way and hold yourself back?
Challenge moving forward
I challenge you, for the next week, not to compare yourself to anyone, but yourself. It’s ok to see what the best are doing successfully, but it’s not ok to lose your self-confidence because you aren’t doing it, yet.
For the next week, I want you to wake up early, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you will be better today, than you were yesterday. Strive for constant improvement.
I challenge you to maintain a journal or a daily log and ask yourself: 1. What did I accomplish? 2. What did I fail to accomplish? 3. What did I improve in today? 4. What can I improve in tomorrow?
I will follow up with everyone next week. This is an important step in being the best version of yourself.
Comment below with your success stories when comparing yourself to only you. Email me what your weekly goals are at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will follow up with you next Monday on how you did on your goals and progress and the best way to move forward.