Comparing damages your confidence
It’s not very often that I will read the newspapers and especially not the Daily Mail but I was sent the link to this article and agree with much of what is being said.
It took me years to realise that by comparing myself to someone else, anyone else I was doing myself a disservice and damaging my self confidence. This easy an easy habit to change as it tends to be embedded from an early age and can be perpetuated by parents – ‘my child has done ‘x”, in school ‘Tim can manage 10 out of 10 so can you.’ by friends, family, members, it is constantly in our media too. So it’s not an easy one to walk away from.
BUT…to help you make that change step away from comparing you first have to see it. Hear just how often you do compare yourself to someone else, it will be more than you first expected.
Just realise that you are doing it and remind yourself – gently, that this is one of the processes that it damaging your self confidence and self esteem.