Do you feel like everyone else is better than you? If you look hard enough, you can find people that are better achievers than you at just about everything. Since no two people are even remotely the same, why do human beings spend so much time beating themselves up, playing the comparison game? The next time you feel like everyone else is better, stronger, happier, healthier or “fill in the blank”-er than you, do the following 5 things.
1 – Get Moving
Exercise boosts your mood. If you find yourself sulking, believing that just about everyone is better than you in some way, get active. Stressing your body with physical activity releases endorphins, “feel good” chemicals that can make you feel better about yourself.
2 – Start Being More Honest
They say that honesty is the best policy, and that is certainly true when you think you are worse than everyone else. You need to start being more honest with yourself, and with others. There are more than 7 billion human beings crawling across planet Earth. Do you honestly believe that every single one of them is more successful, happier and better at achieving goals than you are?
The truth is you are probably average in most ways, exceptional at a few things, and less-than-perfect in other areas. If you lie to yourself about your abilities and achievements, you become your own worst enemy.
3 – Do Something About What You Are Thinking
Take action if you feel inferior to others. If you think your hair is uglier or less stylish than everyone else’s, do something about it. Get a hairstyle or a haircut. You lift your mood, boost your emotional state and raise your self-esteem when you take action to improve something in your life that you feel needs a little work.
4 – Remind Yourself of Your Strengths
Write down your talents, abilities and successes. Review this list every day if you have to. The truth is, as mentioned earlier, there are probably some things that you are great at. Remind yourself of this frequently, and this practice can build self-confidence in other areas of your life.
5 – Remember That Your _____ Doesn’t Define You
Whatever you feel inferior about, fill it in the blank space above. You are not defined by your car, your wardrobe, your income, your beauty or anything else. Those are just things that are characteristics of where you are in your life right now. A failure or shortcoming is just an event, not who you are.