Powers of ten

In a world of tracking and measuring it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparison.

I must be doing something wrong because…

  • Everyone’s life on Facebook looks better than mine.
  • You have a million Twitter followers. I only have a hundred.
  • Someone gave me a 1 star review on Amazon.
  • I spent all day writing this post and no one read it.
  • The picture I shared has no likes or comments.
  • The Jones’s bought another new car.
  • Your co-worker who constantly slacks off made partner.
  • That lousy professor you had made tenure.
  • Our stocks are going down and the competitions is going up.
  • I’m in the middle of the Dip.

It’s easy to get down on yourself when you’re choosing to seek discouragement.

No author ever got better reading all of her 1 star reviews. Life on Facebook always looks more polished than what is actually being published. And the Jones’s? Well, they’re broke.

Keep things in perspective. The universe is a big place. Earth is just a drop in the bucket.