Do you ever find yourself comparing yourself to others? Measuring your worth based on what you perceive others have or do? Perhaps you even experience feelings of superiority or inferiority in comparison to others?
If so, welcome to the human race. Comparison is one of the most common things that "mess with people" I've encountered while working with over 200,000 people over the past 35 years.
However, when you are engaged in comparison, you cannot fully embrace the act of creation. There's no such thing as being "a little bit pregnant" when it comes to creating. You are either in a space of comparison or a space of creation.
The way to break free from the "comparison syndrome" is to imagine yourself as nothing.
Yes, you heard me right—imagine yourself as nothing.
Picture a blank canvas or an empty page. If there were nothing there, what would you create? In this state of creative emptiness, there is no room for notions of being better or worse than others, including an outdated version of yourself. Instead, you can focus on who you are and who you want to be, what excites you, and what self-expression or passion emerges for this newly created version of yourself.
If this sounds complex, here are simple steps to follow the next time you catch yourself comparing:
Observe what unfolds as you begin exercising the muscle of creation rather than the muscle of comparison.
Remember, the journey of self-creation is unique and personal. By focusing on your own growth and self-expression, you can break free from the confines of comparison and embrace the endless possibilities that exist as a creation.
Wishing you an unmessablewith and transformative journey of creation.