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Compare and Despair

How much time do you spend comparing the amount of work you do to how much others are doing?

How often do you worry about what someone else is getting paid compared to you?

How do you feel when you’re focused on what everyone else is doing or not doing and getting or not getting?

It can cause feelings of resentment, frustration, and despair. When you’re feeling any of these, you can be sure it’s showing up in your actions. You probably never offer to help them. You’re likely avoiding them. Maybe even spending time gossiping about them to others. You’re definitely not taking time to celebrate your accomplishments when you’re so busy focusing on others.

When you let these things bother you, you’re giving away your power.

What’s good to know is you can take back your power. While you aren’t in control of what others do or their paychecks, you do have control over what you are making it mean.

In order to break the cycle of compare and despair, turn the focus back onto yourself. Focus on your accomplishments, and take time to give yourself credit for the amount of work you do. Focus on what you’re getting paid and how far you’ve come. If you think you want more, focus on a path to getting paid more.

The more time you spend focused on what you have control of (your mind), the more you can grow, succeed, and be happy.

If you’d like chat about your work relationships, book a free 30 minute call with me.

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