Do you feel like you have something to prove? I do sometimes.
I feel that urge to let people know that I’m doing ok; I’m successful; I’ve done something; I’m special. But why?
Comparing ourselves to others is a killer. It kills our joys, our happiness, our richness.
But I hope you free yourself from that, friends. I hope you see that life is more than how much crap you can put into your homes, more than your titles, net worth and where you lie on the imaginary comparison chart you place yourself and others.
Just because you have a lot of money, homes, wealth, doesn’t mean you’re rich. Having a lot doesn’t mean you have healthy relationships, wellbeing, wellness, character. Often the best of life gets eroded by the pursuit of more.
See, the secret to happiness is contentment.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have dreams, or try to do better, or succeed. You should.
But when you start looking around and comparing yourself, or scrolling down your newsfeed and wondering what it would be like to be so and so, that’s the problem. You’re always one scroll away from feeling life poor.
You might have reached great heights and attained riches, but still feel poor. And the act of comparison is the fastest way to dive into that dingy hole of feeling impoverished.
Because there will alway be someone doing “better” than you. Whatever “better” means.
Instead you need to focus on your life and enjoy what you have. More than that, you can be grateful, or, even, celebrate where you are.
You decide how rich you feel. And when you know that, you won’t need to prove anything.
Your contentment is proof of how good you have it.