Best 34 Quotes & Tweets on Comparing yourself

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To improve, compare little things. -marketing strategies -exercise technique -writing tactics To be miserable, compare big things. -career path -marriage -net worth Comparison is the thief of joy when applied broadly, but the teacher of skills when applied narrowly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Comparing yourself to others... ...is positive when it motivates you to get back to work, upgrade your skills, and remain dedicated to a meaningful pursuit. ...is negative when it causes rumination, negative self-talk, and lower self-esteem. It’s a thin line between the two.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When a CEO says they work 60+ hours a week, it often includes a lot of email, Ubers to meetings, meetings, travel, phone calls, and more. I don't think designers, engineers, and many other roles could stare at a computer for 60 hours a week for a sustained period of time.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Comparing yourself to others is a guaranteed prescription for misery.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You are your actions, not your words. If you really wanted to do that amazing/hard thing you tell everyone you're going to do, you'd be doing, not talking. Jump in the trenches and start doing what you talk about or stop lying to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Your only competition is who you could be.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

It's better to start something and risk looking like an idiot than sit there and accomplish nothing.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Small habits don't add up, they compound. You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You just need to be slightly better.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Don't compare your weekend project to the work of a hundred-person startup. Don't compare your first draft to someone else's edited-by-a-professional bestseller. Don't compare your sketch to someone's masterwork. (Unless it serves as a map forward. Then go right ahead.)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Growth should be measured in comparison to your former self, not others.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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It's hard to escape average performance if you need someone to make sure you're focused and disciplined. The best — in any field — drive themselves when no one is around. They don't need someone pushing them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

You are not responsible for other people's opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Life becomes better when you stop thinking about what other people think. Play your own game.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

So much of our time is spent worrying about the opinions of people that don’t ultimately matter to us.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You accomplish more when you try to do something rather than try to be someone.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Comparison distracts you from your only advantage. You.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

18

The only person worth competing against is who you were yesterday.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

Stop caring what other people think and focus on being the best version of yourself possible.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

To make progress compare yourself to who you were this morning.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

I'm still tweaking the recipe for happiness, but here's the recipe for unhappiness: comparing yourself to others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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3 ways to become infinitely happy: 1) Don't compare yourself to others. 2) Talk to strangers and make new friends. 3) Live in the moment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

It’s easy to go fast. It’s hard to go far.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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We all experience failure. Mentally tough people realize failure is just an event, not an indication of their identity and self-worth.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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A small battle for you may be a big battle for someone else. It doesn't mean you or they are doing it wrong. The same waves hit us differently. You don't know how long someone else has been in the ocean. You also don't know if they're facing other sharks underneath the waves.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

@joulee

26

Stop comparing and start creating.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Suffering from imposter syndrome is less about your abilities and more about who you compare yourself too People who feel like imposters usually compare up, instead of across or down

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Comparing yourself to others is beneficial if it leads to inspiration rather than envy. Nothing that I’m doing is my own original idea. I simply saw others doing something, and asked myself: "Why not me?"

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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If you feel like an imposter it means one of three things: 1) You only compare yourself to people who are more successful than you 2) You push yourself outside of your comfort zone and are constantly growing 3) You actually are an imposter

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Trading parts of yourself for the admiration of the collective is a terrible idea. At first, it's not noticeable but as time goes on you look in the mirror and don't recognize the person staring back at you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You can either compete with other people, or you can compete with yourself. One puts the focus on you, the other takes the focus away from you.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Don't compare yourself to anything but yourself. You don't have the data.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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I never understood the advice of "Be yourself." Isn't everything I do, being myself, by definition? Now I realize it means "Don't try to be someone else." And that's been much easier for me to internalize.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Don't compete with other people. Compete with *you* from yesterday. Those small, daily improvements will compound quickly. You'll be your best you before you know it.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour