Ahead and Behind

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes compare my life to other people’s lives. I’d really like to stop doing this. To be sure, when I do it, my comparisons do not yield anything helpful at all. Sometimes I feel “ahead” of the people I am comparing myself to and other times I feel “behind” the people I am comparing myself to. Both are pretty yucky outcomes. One is a feeling of “better off or better than” and the other is “worse off or worse than.” I stand corrected, those are not pretty yucky outcomes, those are hideous outcomes.

So, in my efforts to stop this unhelpful practice, I am choosing to embrace the following statements and I invite you to do the same. Of course, only you can know if something is right for you or not, but I can tell you without doubt that embracing these words makes my life better.

I am not ahead of anybody and nobody is ahead of me.
I am not behind anybody and nobody is behind me.
I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
There is no reason, whatsoever, to compare myself to others then feel either ahead or behind.
No reason whatsoever.
I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
So are you.

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