Comparing vs Aspiring To

You have been made the unique you to fulfil the plans, dreams and purposes you were placed on this earth for.

I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful.  I know this very well. Psalm 139:14 (NCV)

‘Comparing to’ others is a great stumbling block to seeing us forge ahead into all that we were created for. Looking at others’ ‘highlight reel’ compared to our ‘behind the scenes’ life, causes us to believe we are not good enough or cannot possibly achieve what is in our hearts to accomplish. We look at what others have, rather than discovering all that we have been gifted with – and we have been gifted with much.

‘Aspiring to’ others is completely different. Being inspired by others lives gives us confidence to believe in what we can accomplish. When we look at the qualities of others, we should ask ourselves this question; ‘What can I glean from these people to be a better me?’

Here are some thoughts to ponder.

Comparison vs Aspire To

Comparison empties you out, but ‘aspiring to’ fills you up. Comparison pulls you back but ‘aspiring to’ drives you forward. Comparison tells you it’s too late, but ‘aspiring to’ tells you that there is still time to accomplish something amazing.

Combating Comparison Ideas

Detox your social media. Focus on your own goals and future – your own journey. Be your own competition. Celebrate your past achievements in order to spur you on to create new ones. Create a gratitude journal. Appreciate the difference in others – they are not your competition. Who are your friends, positive or negative? Who inspires you to be a better you?

An excerpt from the Flourish Program – written by: Deb Hilton (me) and Bek Windsor

Step away from comparison to be all you are created to be.


Published by Deborah Hilton

I am passionate about seeing people connected with their purpose. To rise up and not be afraid to take that first step because you can trust God in your journey. As you read the journey I took in my book called Just Say Yes, you will find that you too can have confidence to walk your own. Deb x

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