Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others + 5 Inspirational Quotes | Only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself To Others + 5 Inspirational quotes | Only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Before we get going today, I want you to look in the mirror and see how perfectly wonderful you are. I’ll wait right here while you do. All finished? Perfect. That’s how you should see yourself every single day, as someone who is amazing and totally, 100% worth it.

In today’s age, we have a tendency of comparing ourselves to other people. This is especially common among millennials because we often feel that everything is a competition. Even without realizing it, I can find myself comparing all aspects of my life to other people’s. Why do I not have a 4.0 GPA like she does? Why doesn’t my blog have as many views as that one? How is that person from high school already engaged but I’m still single? I bet I’m not the only person who thinks these things from time to time.

The thing is, I know I’m living a good life right now, and so are you. Just because things might not turn out the way you planned them to doesn’t mean that you’re any further behind than other people. Our lives are just different. Consider this post a reminder that you are amazing just the way you are.

There is no one else like you

You, my dear, are 100% unique. There is no one else in the world who thinks the way you do or makes the same choices, and that’s absolutely amazing. Take your uniqueness and use it as a tool to stand out in the world. Be the best possible you that you can be.

You are capable of anything

You can do anything you can set your mind to, even if it doesn’t happen as quickly as you would like. Although it can be discouraging to get turned down, you should never stop trying to achieve your goals. Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, and that was after getting turned down as editor-in-chief of Vogue. JK Rowling got turned down 12 different times before she got picked up by her publisher. You never know what your story will be!

There are people who are comparing themselves to you

This might seem like a crazy thought, but just hear me out: There are people who are jealous of the life you live. That’s right, the life you might think is boring and dull actually appeals to quite a few people. There is probably someone creeping on your Facebook profile right now, comparing their life to yours. You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side.”

The truth is, we’ll probably never stop comparing ourselves to others. It’s just a part of our genetic code. However, I hope that next time you find yourself critiquing your life, you’ll stop and realize that everything is better than you think. Never forget how amazing you are!

Before you go, here are some inspirational quotes to help brighten your day

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Do you sometimes compare yourself to others? What’s your favorite inspirational quote? Let me know in the comments.

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44 Replies to “Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others”

  1. Love this post! I think I needed it. As you said, it’s easy to fall into the comparison trap, and I often end up wishing I was someone else (or at least a better version of myself). Thanks for reminding me that I’m just as amazing as everyone else!

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

    1. Anytime, girl. Keep on being you! 🙂

  2. Love all of your quotes and reasoning. I struggle with remembering not to compare myself to there too. It’s funny, I worth a similar, mom-focused post recently about not comparing yourself to other moms. http://www.thewriteathomemom.com/no-better-mom-kids/

    1. I feel like there’s so much “Mom shaming” going around with the rise of social media. Everyone mothers differently, but that doesn’t mean they’re all wrong!

  3. Love this post and all of the inspirational quotes! I always think of the quote “comparison is the thief of joy” whenever I start comparing myself to others but sometimes it is just inevitable.

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. Thanks Jenny! That’s a great quote to remember!

  4. Love this post! Being a blogger can be difficult a lot of the time since everyone is judging your every move!

    Laura | http://www.LauraWears.com

    1. It definitely is! Blogging shouldn’t be a race, it should be a journey!

  5. Totally agree with all the above! The flower doesn’t look at the flower next to it – it just blooms.
    xoxo Kelsey

    1. Thanks Kelsey! That’s a lovely mantra!

  6. This is great motivation!! Happy Friday! 🙂


    1. Thanks Maggie! Have a great weekend 🙂

  7. I love this!! I couldn’t agree more!! Blogging is all about supporting one another! Hope you have a great weekend girly!

    xx Olivia

    1. That’s exactly how it should be! You have a great weekend, too!

  8. Such a great reminder every now and again!
    Miss Olivia Says

    1. Everyone should be reminded of this more often I think! Thanks for reading!

  9. I love this! I’ve been wanting to write a post about how many people say “Oh I want to be her!” this inspired me more to do that!

    1. Oooh, I’m glad this was an inspiration for you!

  10. This is such a great reminder! I feel that we live in a society of comparison – especially with social media. Taking this reminder is important! Xoxo Mindy

    1. You’re so right – social media is terrible when it comes to that! Thanks for reading, girl!

  11. I love this post so much, I definitely agree with you that we should all stop comparing and be ourselves!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    1. Thanks Camila! Yourself is the best self!

    1. Thanks Alix! They all made me happy so I thought I should share them with you!

  12. Such good advice, and definitely needed since my semester just ended and I just got done with finals. This means all my friends and I talked about were grades and summer plans, so its easy to compare.


    1. Thanks Savannah! I know exactly how you feel, it’s so easy to compare yourself to people in this time!

  13. Such a great post! Awesome message 🙂


    1. Thanks Molly!

  14. I agree with your opinions.

    1. Thank you! Glad to hear it!

  15. Great post, Anna! You are absolutely right. Comparing yourself to other people, even though we always (constantly) do it, will only drag you down… It’s so important for us to realize our worth and have confidence and just be ourselves!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Yourself is the best self you can be!

  16. LOVE THIS! Comparison is definitely the theif of joy – it’s a rewarding thing when you learn that you are one of a kind and so so valuable. Great message girl 🙂


    1. Thanks Cristina! Have a great week!

  17. So very true! I think we need a reminder every now and again. It is do easy to get into that mindset.

    1. It is so easy, which is why I made this post as a reminder for everyone!

  18. Such a good post! It’s especially important with social media and stuff.


    1. Thank you! You’re right, it’s so easy to compare ourselves to others through social media!

  19. I totally agree! It can be hard not to compare yourself to others but it’s so detrimental. It’s better to focus on being the best YOU can be.

    1. Exactly! Thanks for reading, Elana!

  20. AMAZING post. I think everyone could use these reminders once in awhile. I pinned your quotes to my words board for future reminders!

    xo Ashley

    1. Thanks Ashley! Glad you liked the quotes!

  21. I needed this post more than I can even say. I’m so guilty of comparing myself to others in way too many parts of my life. Even though I recognize it’s toxic, it’s so hard for me to stop. I’ll start referring to this post from now on for a little more motivation.

    1. I’m glad this post helped you, Tiffany! Just remember that you are a lovely gal and you’re super successful!

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