Do you ever feel that no matter what you achieve you are always falling short, that somehow your best is never good enough?
If this is something you can relate to then please read on, as there is a simple solution to freeing ourselves from this often crippling feeling.
It all comes down to one simple thing; our definition of success has become distorted because the amount of outside opinions we’re exposed to at any given time.
We live in a world of business coaches, self-proclaimed experts and gurus and social media influencers, all portraying their perfect lives.
What happens is we end up adopting their versions of success, rather than staying emotionally connected to the success we are working hard to achieve.
So, how do we change this mindset of constantly comparing ourselves to other people and take back ownership of our own success?
1. Turn off the noise. Put your phone, tablet, device down and stop endlessly scrolling through social feeds, it’s not healthy and it’s not a constructive use of your time.
2. Practice gratitude. Take a moment each day to highlight three things in your life that you are grateful for. When we are always looking at other people’s lives we often lose sight of just how much we have in our own lives to be grateful for.
3. Celebrate every achievement. Rather than looking for what you don’t have or what you are missing, begin noticing the steps you have taken to achieve what you have, the skills you have developed and the milestones you have achieved.
It’s time to stop looking at social media to determine what you are supposed to do, when, or what success means. Your success is exactly that, yours, be proud of all that you are doing and the person you’re becoming.