Recently, I found myself thinking about the subject of comparison. A lot of times we look at other people and think, “I wish I could have the life they have.”
When we compare like that, we often get discouraged. The good news is, there are positives to be gained from comparison.
A number of years ago, I met a very successful leader who remains my friend. I look up to him a lot and try to emulate him. Over time I have realized it’s not so much about me be like him, but rather, what can I glean from his life?
For example, he reads two books a month. He’s always reading. If he reads two books a month, and he’s in that position, that’s one simple way I can emulate him and start putting myself in that trajectory.
I realize that’s a simple example, but so often we relegate ourselves all together. We say, “I could never do that. I could never be like him or her.” Let me remind you, “A Simple Change Makes a Big Difference.” A lot of simple changes make a huge difference.
Take one step at a time. Ask yourself today, “Who is one person I admire, and what’s one way I could emulate him or her to make myself more successful?”