Comparison is the thief of joy. 

Remember that the next time you’re tempted to become downcast at the triumphs of another.

So what if John can deadlift 600lbs. 

You’re not him. 

And if you are, remember that you’re not the guy who can deadlift 1000lbs. 

The pout is: there is always someone better. Always someone to whom you don’t quite measure up. Someone who makes you feel weak and insecure. 

Don’t let it bother you. 

In fact, you should cheer them on. 


Because the only person you should compare yourself to is you from yesterday. 

Are you the smallest bit better than you were then? 

If not, keep working at it. 

With a little hard work and determination, you’ll get there. 

It might not be today, tomorrow or the next day, but someday down the road, you’ll wake up to find that you’ve reached your goals. 

At which point, you can set new ones.