Apples and Oranges

It’s not an easy thing to avoid comparing yourself to others. You are surrounded by your peers and the glimmer of doubt comes into your mind … Am I not good enough? Soon you’re consumed by your inferiority and others’ superiority and you focus on nothing else but the fact that you pale in comparison to others.

Its an easy — and human — thing to do. But don’t let yourself slip into that void of not being good enough, because you are. You are good enough. We often say “You can’t compare apples and oranges,” and yet, we do that to ourselves. How can you compare the comprehensive sweep of your life, your circumstances, and your successes, to those of another person fairly? The answer is, you can’t. For all you know, the person you’re comparing yourself to is doing the same thing with you. It’s a vicious cycle, and it benefits no one. You spend your energy contemplating the infinite reasons why you’re not good enough rather than realizing you are good enough, and put that energy towards making yourself even better than you are.

Please don’t compare apples and oranges. It doesn’t work. Both are equally spectacular.