Words have the power to encourage, inspire, equip, ignite, excite, and prompt change and action.
Did you know that Words of Affirmation are one of the five Love Languages for many people? Words matter.
Today I want to share with you some words of encouragement on the topic of comparison.
I also have an entire course on Letting Go of Comparison with the beautiful and talented spoken word artist, Arielle Estoria, as my inspiring guest. Our conversation and simple action steps will pump you up on embracing the truth that there has never been and never will be another like YOU.
Here are several quotes to encourage you to let go of comparing yourself to others in a negative way… my hope is that there are words here that you need to hear today!
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
Why compare…there is NO ONE like you! Be YOU. Own and harness who you are…fearfully and wonderfully made. Live the best image of God that only you have been given. When we are secure in our unique and beautiful identity, comparison will not be as much of a problem.
“Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.” – Original Author Unknown
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steve Furtick
These quotes make me think of social media. We are so often tricked into comparing ourselves to a really great (or edited) moment in time in someone else’s life. There is always so much more than meets the eye… for others and for ourselves.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Learn to recognize when you’re overvaluing what you don’t have, and undervaluing what you do have, so you can shift your focus to being thankful and proud of your unique abilities, talents, looks, opportunities and life. Don’t let comparison steal your joy! Or as I often say, celebrate and make the most of what you do have!
“Comparison will be the number one thing that will keep you from doing what God’s calling you to do. He’s put a gift and a call and a desire in your heart that is different than anyone else’s. And you’re wired that way for a reason”. – Kari Jobe
When we are living our most beautiful version of us then we can love those around us that much better and loosen that grip of comparison!
God made you, YOU. There is only one YOU that is, was, or will be.
Think about that!
Only one you…EVER!
If comparison is something you struggle with why not jump in and take on the super encouraging course Let Go of Comparison where Arielle and I tackle this important topic together.
Be YOU to be Unstoppable!
(Just a side note- I don’t agree with all the beliefs of all these people quoted above, but I liked the quotes.)