Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

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&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

This unscheduled post is the result of a moment that just took place, that I couldn&#8217t assist but share in situation you&#8217re feeling the identical way. I was sitting right here, minding my own company, plugging away on an assignment editing photos, when my Pandora switched to a new song. The tune was Colbie Caillat&#8217s Try out, and though I always tend to tear up when this song comes on because of its ultra powerful lyrics, I out of the blue and totally broke down—we&#8217re talking an ugly, near-sobbing cry.

&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

The emotion took me entirely by shock (tears are practically even now drying on my encounter as I variety this), but it didn&#8217t take long to understand exactly where it all came from. The reality is that comparison has been eating me alive. Have I unintentionally stepped on someone&#8217s toes with a venture? Have I accidentally strayed as well near to another particular person&#8217s aesthetic? And, on a a lot more substantial scale, is my brand worth pouring my heart and soul and life into when absolutely everyone else is carrying out items a lot greater and much greater than me?

&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

I am hounded by insecurities that make me query my ability to keep up in this organization. Do they like me? Will they notice me? Will they work with me, trust my capacity, or will I have to adjust to fit the &#8220mold&#8221? And, of course, on a individual level, do my pals believe I&#8217m pretentious each time I deliver up what I have managed to complete? I hardly go out and I never ever deliver up or celebrate my accomplishments with others for worry that my friends will smile, nod and then believe, &#8220Well, doesn&#8217t she believe she&#8217s particular. Give me a break.&#8221

&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

I know that these insecurities aren&#8217t based on reality, and even just as I variety this, I&#8217m realizing that fear is typically so much bigger than the truth. I know my pals don&#8217t secretly detest me and I know that my operate is a crusade worth the journey—but I also know that I can&#8217t please everybody, and I detest (detest!) that more than anything at all. I just want to be liked. Do you ever really feel this way? Even if you aren&#8217t a blogger—maybe you&#8217re a mom, a teacher, an accountant, a software creator or a pupil. Do you consider so challenging you come to feel like you&#8217re going to break?

&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

If you&#8217re in a similar predicament and feeling like the planet is against you, and if that dreaded comparison game is murdering your joy, know that fear—at the heart of it all—is just an emotion. Actuality is frequently so significantly brighter than the image our worries and insecurities paint. Please, oh please, don&#8217t let comparison be the thief of your joy.

Appear in the mirror. Do you like you? Attempt&#8230

&quotComparison Is The Thief Of Joy&quot // An open conversation about insecurities (via Dream Green DIY)

(calligraphy stencil by Leen Jean Studios)

P.S. Don&#8217t worry mom—I&#8217m fine.

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