Tag Archives: comparison

Guest Post by Sue C. Smith: 6 Ways to Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others (Vita. Consilio. 05.28.17)

We are wired to compare. We compare every day. Will this pair of shoes match my outfit today or go with my outfit tomorrow? Which is the better phone? Will I get to work faster if I take the car … Continue reading

Please, You Don’t Want To Copy Me (Vita. Consilio. 01.22.17)

We stand in awe of those people who we have labeled “celebrities” or “geniuses” or “gurus” or “moguls” or whatever word we have created to call those who are highly productive and successful. We recognize good work, innovation, and creativity. … Continue reading

6 Things We Waste Time Thinking About (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 334)

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” — Frank A. Clark Our thoughts have the power to control our lives. The more we think, the more we act. Sometimes, our thoughts … Continue reading

3 Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 278)

“This could be the day you stop doing that self-destructive thing you do.” — Unknown The start of each new year is often a time of making resolutions, changing old ways of thinking and patterns of negative behavior, and being … Continue reading

6 More Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 270)

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” — Frederick Wilcox Always be willing to continue the climb. Always be willing to row to the other side despite the storm. Always be ready … Continue reading

3 New Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 169)

“Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion.” — Mollie Marti Many times, it isn’t any external force that is holding us back. It isn’t the voices of … Continue reading

3 Real Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 167)

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick The battles you face are not fueled by other people. Not by their words, their attitudes, or … Continue reading

3 Full Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 149)

“A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.” — Smiley Blanton Sometimes, we only understand things after we destroy them. This goes for events, situations, people, relationships, and even ourselves. It is only in the process of getting … Continue reading

3 Viable Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 132)

“When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to.” — Miranda Linda Weisz Isn’t it strange how people can seem to be successful publicly but falling apart privately? … Continue reading

A Sure Way to Fail (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/16/14)