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Why You Should STOP Comparing Yourself to Others

From the Show: HER
Summary: Why do we have the tendency to compare ourselves to others in the first place?
Air Date: 8/21/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Sammy Davis, motivational speaker
sammy davis headshotSammy Davis is an inspirational leader of positive thinking and conscious living, with the goal to empower all women to feel beautiful, powerful, and special. In 2013 she founded Lipstick Affirmations, a viral social media campaign of handwritten affirmations for women sealed with a kiss. THE AFFIRMATION TOTE is her first product under the Lipstick Affirmations brand and is designed with a motivational message to inspire everyone to "let go of the need to be perfect today" and live their lives to the fullest... because you are always more powerful than you think.
Why You Should STOP Comparing Yourself to Others
It is only when you accept everything you are and everything you aren't that you will succeed in life. - Rita Ghatoursey

Too many days are wasted comparing yourself to others and wishing to be something you simply are not.

Guilty as charged; we have all done it at some point in our lives.

But, everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Comparing yourself to others is a natural reaction in life. Knowing how to stop comparing yourself to others can feel impossible in this social media saturated world. Not only that, but the accessibility made possible by social media may cause you to start to have unfounded insecurities and criticisms about yourself. In the process of judging other people, you end up judging yourself. 

Why do we have the tendency to compare ourselves to others in the first place? 

Unfortunately, social media is something that can ignite the "comparison complex" on the daily. When you see that your friends are getting married, having kids, going on vacations, or getting promoted, you can't help but want that for yourself. Your energy directs towards what you don't have in your life instead of focusing on the positive and everything you do have.

Motivational speaker, Sammy Davis, shares how you can embrace where you are in life with confidence and security. 

3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others:
  1. Reflect on the positive things that you have in your life.
  2. Remember that the grass isn't always greener.
  3. Happiness is a decision you make; you are as happy as you decide to be.
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