The truth is the only standard you should be measuring yourself against is the goals you set yourself.
Block out the noise
I find particularly as a blogger, although this is true in all walks of life, I’m constantly comparing myself to others and worrying about not matching up to their standards and achievements. While I want to be proud of my contemporaries successes there is always that niggle that I wish it was me. The truth is the only standard you should be measuring yourself against is the goals you set yourself. Rather than fret over that brand you didn’t get to work with or that exam result you didn’t do as well as in, look at how far you’ve come.
Growth is unique to every person and just because one person excels quicker than the other, it doesn’t mean you’re not going to get there. I know that I’ve always been someone who has to play the long game, sadly nothing comes naturally to be, but with hard work and determination, I eventually get there in the end. Constantly scrutinising and fretting over what others have done isn’t going to get you to your goal any faster.
Stay true to yourself, flaws and all
Embrace your flaws. Your imperfections make you who you are. I don’t just mean your physical flaws but also your personality flaws. There is no point believing you are always perfect and always right in every argument because trust me, you’re not! It’s amazing how the minute you admit your own failings and ability to be wrong how enlightening it is. It also helps you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Once you know these you can play to your strengths and all your much deserved goals and successes will come rolling in!
Reminisce on the good times
Remembering my past achievements always gives me that boost when I’m feeling down and need to be filled with confidence. I think we’re all so self-critical of ourselves and caught in the moment we forget to look at the bigger picture. I don’t doubt that every single person that reads this has achieved incredible things. Life is full of obstacles and how we tackle them and overcome them is truly amazing. Remember to remind yourself of this every now and again!