“Comparison is the death of joy.” — Michael Gott

“Remember this, you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.” — Margaret Mead

Never compare yourself to anyone else.  Your gift is unique and precious.  No one creates, thinks, feels, or sees the world just like you do. You can always find someone you think is better at something than you are.  Do not try to be just like them.  Allow them to inspire you to possibility, not imitation.

You can also find someone who isn’t as good as you.  Thus, you can, at any moment, feel both superior and inferior – neither of which is true.  You are a precious, unique, one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated incarnation of Life Itself… just like everyone else.  See it in yourself.  See it in others.

Reflection:  Where do I compare myself to others?  What opportunity or possibility is this blocking in my life?

Affirmation:  I am a unique and precious expression of Life.  I am exactly who I am.  My gift to life is only mine to give.