One of the most self-defeating things a person can do is to become immersed in the “comparison trap.” Comparing yourself to others can be unhealthy and even toxic. Some people become envious and bitter. On the other hand, when we learn to celebrate the successes of others, we increase the chances of our own.
The more you obsess over what you don’t have, the longer your mind stays locked into the single goal of tying to play “catch up” with someone else. You actually forget to live your own life! The worst thing about living this way is that you do everything out of the wrong motivation. Yet, the moment you let go of your obsession is the moment you can begin to pursue your own unique journey or calling.
EVERY OUNCE OF SUCCESS IN YOUR CALLING IS IN DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PURITY OF YOUR MOTIVATION.
You have a certain calling that is unique to you. That is why it is so important to run your own race without jumping in the middle of someone else’s. When you run someone else’s race, you are running a race you were born to lose.
What’s the secret of fulfillment? Rejoice in the success of others. Forget about what they have that you do not have. The truth is you do not need what they have. You are a success the moment you submitted your gifting and skills to God. Get out of the comparison trap. Be pure in your motivations. Run your own race.