Is Comparison Robbing You of Joy?

It’s a pretty darn unhealthy habit and it’s born into us: comparison.

It shows up almost as a compulsion, and we do it almost unconsciously most of the time.


Imagine how different your life would be if you STOPPED relating yourself to anything around you?

What if you stopped comparing your life successes to what you perceive of others’?

What if you focused on your goals and only stopped to assess your progress from time to time?

In truth, another person’s progress, success, or failure has absolutely nothing to do with you.

You may be thinking that you don’t compare yourself to others and that you are “above” this. But truly stop for a minute and think about:

Do you compare your family to your neighbors?

Do you compare your competition with a co-worker?

 Do you look at fit bodies in commercials or on social media and admire or judge?

I hope you’ll take a minute right now and click below on this week’s video. I’ll share with you my personal 3 Step Practice for Overcoming Comparison.

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Today’s #Strengthspo

“There is no one like you. And that is your super power.”

Stay strong, friend. 

Want to hear even more on this topic? Be sure to check out my LIVE with Holly HERE!

6 replies
  1. Dana Connor
    Dana Connor says:

    Important topic. Can’t make the live session today but will listen to the recording. So hard to break out of the cycle of comparison .. struggle with this a lot. thanks for covering both the mental and physical aspects of health and fitness. it’s often not the physical stuff that holds me back — it’s typically what’s in my head that holds me back

    • Admin
      Admin says:


      We will miss you today =( But I am happy to hear you will be listening later. Please watch too 😉 Have a little surprise for everyone! Know that you aren’t the only one feeling the exact same way. You are BEAUTIFUL from the inside and out, never forget that!

      In strength

  2. Alicia
    Alicia says:

    Love, love, love this!! Thank you for reminding me (and all of us), that we all are on our own journey. Comparison is a thief, and we cannot let it in. Great tools for letting it go. Thanks again.

  3. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Thank you SO much for your encouragement and sound advice!
    I am a 56 year old active woman who had taught fitness and aerobics for years. Half marathons, yoga etc.
    But your knowledge and tips on weight training have truly enhanced my life and taken me to the next level!
    God bless you:).


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