Source | LinkedIn | Robert Glazer | Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and Speaker | Founder & CEO @ Acceleration Partners
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” This profound statement is credited to Theodore Roosevelt who, as president of the United States at the time, was likely quite challenged to not compare himself to past presidents or other world leaders.
While his sentiment holds a great deal of truth, I’d also argue that looking more closely at what others are doing in their lives that make them “successful” or have things that you’d like to have can offer valuable perspectives.
Doing so has certainly contributed to my own personal growth and ability to build my capacity.
We often compare ourselves to others, or the outside world. I know I used to look around at other leaders and high performers and wonder why I was not at their level, I knew deep down I had the ability, but felt there was something I was missing.
In these cases, it’s natural to ask yourself, “How do they do it? What do they have that I don’t?”