Have you ever gotten through another long week and been really proud of yourself for surviving, only to hear about someone who landed their dream job right out of school or who got a book deal, or who’s getting married, or who just bought the perfect house… ? There’s always going to be another person with a bigger success than yours at different times. Even if you achieve your ultimate goal- the most successful thing you can think of- someone will have done more than you.
So instead of focusing on how much better other people are, focus instead on celebrating every single victory. Celebrate getting out of bed on time, cooking a healthy meal, initiating conversation with a new person, picking your kids up from school, finishing a book, paying a bill, or learning something new. Every success counts, regardless of what anyone else is doing.