Comparison is a tricky pickle. I’ve witnessed business owners refuse to take action because they spend too much time toiling away on their competitor’s websites, wondering why they haven’t reached the same level of success. I’ve watched actors look around the room in horror, mentally comparing themselves to every other person and then completely tanking their audition.
There is plenty of advice out there about comparisons – how to stop comparing, tricks to stop comparing, letting go of comparing. But I haven’t found a quote more profound and effective than the one above.
What’s your Behind-the-Scenes?
The question I’m asked most often is – “how do you do it?” On the outset, most people see me as a successful business owner, up-and-coming actress, and as the always-smiling married lady who is a mommy to two adorable pups.
What they don’t know is this. My puppy just threw up in my lap. I have 300+ emails to answer and can’t even think about where to start so I go and play on E! Online. My assistant’s aunt’s cousin just died and she won’t be in the office tomorrow, even though we have a crucial deadline. I just signed up to work with a high level coach that I’m not quite sure I really had the budget for. I’m starving because it’s 11:30am and I forgot to eat and am subsisting only on coffee. I missed my Pilates class because I was procrastinating on Facebook. My husband just fractured his ribs because he fell off a bike trying to do BMX-style tricks with our 10-year-old neighbor.
Simply put, my behind-the-scenes looks like a big, hot mess.
So, today I challenge you to stop the vicious cycle of comparison by sharing this blog and putting this quote somewhere prominent (on your desk, in your pocket, tape it to your forehead, whatever works for you)
Then, I’d love for you to share something about your behind-the-scenes in the comments below!