Don’t get stuck in the comparison trap

It is very easy for us to complain about our lives instead of preaching what we are grateful for. 

More often times than not we focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do have. 

Perhaps you catch yourself constantly comparing to others and that way it always seems like those people have it all.. and you don’t.

This is not true.

You never know the full reality of the person you are comparing yourself to. You are only comparing yourself to the part of them that’s most perfect.
This is not realistic at all.

If we continuously focus on what we don’t have, we will live in a state of lack. When we live in a state of lack, we will attract lack in our lives e.g.; you find yourself constantly complaining and nothing is ever good enough, you’ll find yourself surrounded by negative people, you’ll get stuck in a circle of negativity and lack because we are blinded in this state. 

I hear a lot of people preach nowadays that we should only focus on the positive instead of the negative.. but I don’t think this is the solution. This is pretending as if the negative doesn’t exists, yet it does. And even if you are the most positive person in the world, negative circumstances will encounter in everyone’s life from time to time.

However, I think the moment you catch yourself in negative self talk or comparison, it can be a great indicator to see where you need to work on. Triggers often reveal where we need to be healed.

At the end of the day, we’re just not able to control all the ups and downs in our lives, however what we can do is control the way we look at things. 

We can begin to understand that challenges are not happening TO US, but are happening FOR US to grow. 

So, the first step we can take is just to look around and be grateful for your life and what you have 🙂 

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