Positive Pause – 14th September 2015 – Don’t Compare
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
This week pay attention to any energy that you may spend on comparing yourself or competing with others. Rest assured, that this energy is wasted; when we are consumed with how we are performing in relation to our colleagues, friends or family we are in fact slowing down our own ability to do well and achieve whatever it is we wish to achieve. Your precious energy is spent in this negative cycle of comparisons and is literally slowing down your ability to think clearly.
Think of a person that you admire who is successful, not just financially, but emotionally and spiritually. Ask yourself – do they spend their time concerned with what other people think of them? In order to gain and maintain respect it is necessary to keep your focus on your own goals. This does not mean being insensitive to others; instead allow them to focus on their goals and the result is that everyone flourishes.