Stop measuring your success and worth against someone else’s achievements

“Wow she has thousands of followers. I must post everyday and build a huge audience too.”
“They’re working on new projects all the time. I should push myself to work harder and do the same.”
“I’m already 30, my peers have achieved so much. I’m not worthy if I’m satisfied with where I am.”
“How neat and perfectly organised his home is. My house is a mess and so is my life!”


Breath in deeply and think of all the expectations you’re placing on yourself. Now as you breathe out…


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*phew* Don’t you feel your shoulders slumping with relief? 😅

When we desire growth (personal, business, spiritual, or anything else) it’s natural to infuse our life with high quality connections and content. Often this involves people who achieve great things. Could be friends and colleagues – people you know personally, or those you follow online.

This is a good practice. It fills you with ideas, purpose, and inspiration. When you see someone doing well in whatever area you aspire to grow in, you know you can do it too.

But the problem is when you start comparing your life to theirs, and place expectations of greatness and perfection upon yourself. This happens especially with women. Most of the time, the expectations we place on ourselves are ridiculously unrealistic!

Guess what, girl? Just because THEY’RE inspiring, doesn’t mean YOU have to achieve all the freaking stuff they have!

You don’t need to be ambitious
You don’t need to compete
You don’t need to be the best

Heck, you don’t even need to constantly be the best version of your own damn self! Give yourself a break, love. Your life and work can be deeply fulfilling and meaningful without having to be grand and glorious.

Your circumstances, experiences and way of working are unique to you. And there’s deep contentment to be had in steady, gentle prosperity too.

See, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to. Just know that you don’t have to.

I’m not asking you to just give up and sit on your ass. 😛 By all means put your efforts towards your goals. But know that it’s okay to feel perfectly content with where you are, what you’ve already achieved, and your own gentle pace of growing.

If you sit down and really think about it, you’ll realise you’ve accomplished a lot more than you give yourself credit for. And more importantly, you’re more than just a sum of your accomplishments. ♥️

Susmitha Veganosaurus

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