When everyone around you is winning

“Just because everyone around you is winning, that doesn’t mean that you are losing”

People are making a ton of money investing right now. They are killing it in their careers. They’re happy and thriving. There are countless world issues going on, yet everywhere I look, people seem to be doing really well. I’m confused.

Sometimes I look at everyone else winning and think, “why am I not winning like that? I must be losing”.

Then I slap myself, and repeat these reminders:

  • Comparison is the thief of joy. Stop. it. now.
  • When you look at others, you’re comparing your inside (feelings) to their outside (appearance). It’s not a fair comparison, because it’s not the complete story.
  • Other people’s path has nothing to do with your path. Focussing on YOUR strengths and bettering yourself should be your focus.
  • If you really think about it, you probably are winning. Roof over head โœ… food on table โœ… people that care about you โœ….

So keep in mind…

“Just because everyone around you is winning, that doesn’t mean that you are losing”

 

From the archives, a young Joel, circa 1988. He is winning for sure.

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