Sunday, June 30, 2013
It occurred me to recently that we really get into trouble (emotionally) when we compare ourselves to others rather than shooting for personal best. Why do we do that?! I suppose it's built into our society, and probably there's a bit of good in it because it might push us to do better. But when we're first starting out with anything and we only compare ourselves to the very best, I think it can be just as DIScouraging as ENcouraging. I guess I've been thinking about it because I've been trying a few new things. I find if I can keep myself focused on my own baby steps, and understand it takes a long time to get good at anything, it keeps me excited enough to continue.