5 Ways to Resist Career Comparison and Enjoy Where You Are

How to find happiness in where you are just as you are

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1. We compare to other people because it’s easy and accessible so make it harder

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt

2. We compare apples with pears — try comparing apples with apples

“Why compare yourself to others? No one is the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” — Anonymous

3. Realising that you don’t need to compare yourself

“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

4. Understand that comparison leads to a reduction of you

“If you try to follow everyone else and be like everyone else, before you know it you’re gone. You’re not going to find yourself again; you’ll just be a version of what you might have hoped to have been.” ― Dolly Parton

5. Don’t ask about anything you know you can compare yourself to

“The Joneses don’t deserve your attention.⁣⁣” ― Richie Norton

In conclusion

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BSc Biomedical Science, studying MSc Behavioural Science. Essays exploring a happy self. www.millennialcareerhealth.com

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