“I’m not like other Barbies, I’m Malibu Barbie”
Me – Exploring the possibility of being confident and unique age 5, with my new Malibu Barbie.
The mind is such a powerful thing, we’re constantly being told to control it, to exercise it and expand it. When it comes to mindset, I personally aspire to learn the art of how to switch off my mind from time to time, not unlike you’d switch off an annoying alarm clock or your computer.
Yesterday I took myself to the garden, closed my eyes and focused on avoiding intrusive thoughts, I felt instant satisfaction. Fast forward a few hours, I’m fully focused on my old friend comparison, it was nice of them to drop by.
nounThe act of comparing.The state of being compared.A likening; illustration by similitude; comparative estimate or statement.Rhetoric. the considering of two things with regard to some characteristic that is common to both, as the likening of a hero to a lion in courage.The capability of being compared or likened.
But did you know, that as a generalization the comparisons we make about others are normally based upon the worst we know about ourselves?
By spending our time comparing ourselves to others, without realizing it we are losing and not gaining, surely the way forward is to focus on our personal gain?