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Day 22 Intentional Living: Stop Comparing

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

From this day forward, I want you to stop comparing yourself to others, and I want you to stop comparing your life to the lives of others.  Comparison destroys joy.  Take ownership of your life.  No two people are alike, so it is impossible to compare yourself to someone else.  You are on your journey.  Stay on it.  Let others do their journey their way.  And, if you insist on playing the comparison game, do this.  Compare your current self to your best self.  You are your focus, no one else, you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llcc2ieTyms&t=13s Stay true and be you —

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Mediocrity or Mastery?

Why Do People Choose Mediocrity Instead of Mastery?

On most weekends I spend the good part of at least one day looking after my property. It’s a lot of work, but at least for now it gives me great joy to rake and haul and trim and plant and all of the other things that come with the upkeep of my little slice of property. I find the activity of maintenance to be more of physical exertion than mental which leaves me a good deal of time to think. As I was mulching the yard this weekend, I got to thinking about why people choose mediocre over masterful. As I pondered this, I wondered if it was fear. Fear of failure? Fear of leaving the big crowd of mediocrity where it is easy to blend in?  Are they stuck in the ‘herd mentality’?

Willingness to Fail

It seems to me that to evolve into the best version of ourselves, we must be willing to fail, and fail a lot. Failure helps to develop our vulnerability muscle. We get a chance to laugh at ourselves and not take life so seriously. We get to embrace humility. A couple of years ago I started taking painting classes with a few of my pals. As I look back at my very first painting, I indeed am humbled. I have come a long way since those bright yellow calla lilies against a black background.  Don’t be the person who waits all day for 5 pm.  Don’t be