As I started bringing my business online, the word comparitis was a word I had not really heard before. Yes, as a child I was taught not to compare. So now what is this comparitis, possibly a new flu strain?
Learning how to do things for my business online, I would see someone new come into the marketing community I was in and seem to be leap years ahead of me. Man, I would think I must really be slow at learning. Why am I not growing the way this person is?
Then I was in a conference with my entrepreneurial community and there was a quote that one of the Master Trainers stated.
” The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Steve Furtick
WOW, that spoke volumes to me. I do not compare my journey anymore with someone else’s. I hope a newbie does not compare my journey to theirs. As we all know or should know the journey is different for everyone.
Unfortunately, that little voice in our head likes to keep us on edge, wondering am I good enough, what’s wrong with me! Another lesson, I feel, probably as difficult as comparitis, is the VOICE!!
This can sneak up on us when we least expect it. I can say this with confidence as it has happened to me more than once.
As I continue to learn and move forward growing myself and my business, that little voice and the comparitis has not bugged me for awhile. I do know it will try again and again especially when I least expect it. That is when I need to be strong enough to not listen and not compare. I believe though it is part of growing myself to being a better person. Becoming an better entrepreneur and moving to my own beat of the drum.
To Your Success,