Thursday, January 15, 2009

How will you feel at your high school reunion?

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Richard Millington while trying to bag an internship with Seth Godin came up with an excellent post which I feel deserves to be shared.

Someone will have a better job than you.

Someone will have a more attractive spouse than you.

Someone will have a better home than you.

Someone will be more famous than you.

So what?

Measuring yourself against others is dumb. It creates tension, rivalry and you might end up chasing someone else’s goals just to beat him.

The only thing you should measure yourself against are your own objectives. Are you where you want to be in life? Are you as far along in your strategy as you should be?

The moment you begin comparing yourself against others, you have missed the point of having a dream.
Pretty true. And what fascinated me here is how easily we forget this advice. Just think about this for a minute: When was the last time you wanted to do something or take part in something just because others were involved in it?
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4 comments:

Mohammed Musthafa

excellent point....most of us live our lives competing with others...the sooner we realise this..the better..!

Harshad

Beautiful piece of advice, very nice post!

Starfire

Very apt.That was great!

Rishabh Kaul

@Mohd: True.

@harshad,starfire: Thanks, though the credit goes to the guy who wrote it

 
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