Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ten-Word Tuesday


Comparing yourself to others is a trap. Don't get caught!

30 comments:

  1. So true! Have you ever notice that when we compare we are comparing our weakness to someone else's strengths anyway- we don't even compare fairly! Thanks for the reminder of this!

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  2. Here's another twist on this idea:

    Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has. ~Elizabeth O'Connor

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  3. Thanks for the reminder! I needed that:)

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  4. Yes, yes, yes! And such an easy trap to fall into! :-)

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  5. Such wise words! And yet I still get caught in the trap too many times. :-)

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  6. Good reminder!

    Thanks for following my blog. It's nice to "meet" you!

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  7. I am the worst at this. I'm really working on it. Like, really. Great thought!

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  8. I couldn't have said it better myself. :-)

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  9. Ah, thanks. I've been doing that too much lately.

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  10. it's too easy to compare ourselves. it makes it much easier to give up.

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  11. I've heard the saying. If you compare yourself to others you either come out ahead or behind and neither is good. It's so hard not to do, but we need to remember not to do it.

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  12. That's excellent - words to live by. Thanks, Laurel, for sharing that quote, too.

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  13. UGHH I am SO working on this one!! ;-)

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  14. Kelly, I'd never thought of it like that before. Wow! That does make it very unfair!

    Laurel, that is a great quote! Thank you for sharing it!

    Sarah, me too. *sigh* Me too!

    Jackee, you're so welcome. I love getting to know people! Blogging is such great fun!

    Elana, I'm working at it too. Whew! The things worth the most are always the hardest to achieve!

    Tamara, sometimes I think we WANT to use it as an excuse to give up because it's easier. I just keep telling myself I can do hard things. :)

    Patti, that is a great saying! I've not heard it before, but it's so true!

    You and me both, Christina!

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  15. Guys get caught in the same trap, but there will always be those who are younger, better looking, smarter, richer, and more popular, so we can't ever "be it all". But each of us is unique and was put here by God for a reason. So, if we're good enough for God (sort of) why can't we forgive ourselves for our imperfections?

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  16. I'd agree with this if you're comparing yourself in the hopes that you'll come out better than the other person. Unfortunately, there is always going to be someone that is better than us at something. But comparison for the sake of improvement (i.e. learning from what they do as opposed to what you do) is something I believe in. Nice Ten Word Tuesday :)

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  17. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try...................................................

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  18. I've also been thinking about "It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice," lately. :)

    -Mercedes

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