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31 January, 2016

Find inspiration without comparison

Comments : 10 Posted in : Food for Thought on by : Rubina Rahiman Tags: , , , , , , ,

“Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.” ~ Anonymous

5 simple steps on how not to compare yourself to others

1. Create a habit of comparing yourself to yourself

Any comparison between you and another person is like comparing apples to oranges.

See how much you have grown, what progress you have made towards your goals and what you have achieved. This habit has the benefit of creating gratitude, appreciation and kindness towards yourself as you observe how far you have come, the obstacles you have overcome and the good stuff you have done. Celebrate who you are as you are entirely unique. 

2. Remove yourself entirely from society’s definition of success 

We’ve been brainwashed by a society that reflects a certain model of success. This model is reflected through reality TV, the commercial ads portraying the seemingly perfect house, perfect family, perfect relationship, perfect body and perfect vacations that we are told will grant us our happiness.

Pursue greater treasures in life: compassion, empathy, kindness, humility, generosity, love.

3. Get inspired and learn from others

Celebrate others. Cheer for somebody else when you get the chance. Work hard to learn the difference and humbly ask questions of the people you admire.

Inspiration tells you anything is possible. Comparison tells you everything is impossible.

4. Embrace imperfection

Nobody is perfect and nobody is living a painless life. And everybody is suffering through their own. Strive to grow and improve but don’t expect yourself or anyone else to be perfect. Embrace being perfectly imperfect and enjoy every minute of it!

5. Live as intentional as possible

Our lives are lived as a reaction to the events around us. Find a quiet moment to sit in meditation or solitude to examine our lives – who we are and who we are becoming. Living intentionally, is about why you do what you do, or why you don’t do other things. When a life is lived intentionally and thoughtfully, the comparison game becomes less attractive.

Make a conscious effort to free yourself from comparisons.




10 thoughts on : Find inspiration without comparison

  • Kishwari
    January 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Ruby it is true and i liked it.

  • Anonymous
    February 3, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I have gone through the blog and found very inspiring.keep it up.our blessing to you. Take care.

  • T.K.Vasudevan
    February 3, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Hi Rubina, I’m Vasudevan, friend of your father and I’m from Chandranagar, Palakkad. I have gone through your blog and found it very interesting. Keep up the good work!
    Our blessings are always with you!


    • February 3, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Many thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your kind and encouraging comments.

    • Vasudevan
      April 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Very true. Generally people compare them self with others and by doing that they loose what ever little bit of peace of mind they had that will also go. It is rightly said that compare with what u were yesterday and what u r today. Well said.

      • April 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

        Absolutely! I’d go along with your point, appreciate your thoughts.

  • Samiha Fizal
    April 25, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Alhamdulillah…very well written and truly inspiring! Keep writing…really love reading your blogs:)

    • April 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you for your support, guidance and encouragement, Samiha!

  • Seema
    October 15, 2016 at 3:42 am

    This us beautiful Rubina!! Thanks for sharing this!! My favorite part was where you say: “Celebrate others. Cheer for somebody else when you get the chance. Work hard to learn the difference and humbly ask questions of the people you admire”

    Unless we start to admire others and learn from them humbly, we cannot enjoy conscious living while becoming someone who inspires others just as much!! It is a beautiful place to be! Alhamdulillah!❤

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