Sometimes we get so lost on our way to reaching our goals we once set for ourselves because we get distracted. Distracted by social media scrolling hours and hours through numerous accounts, subconsciously comparing ourselves to other feeds. Comparing us so much that we start to think that we are not good enough, not pretty enough, not making enough content, not getting enough likes. I can relate because I used to compare myself as well.
I think it's fatal for anyone and I think it can be fatal for anyone who is starting their own business. Just because there are a hundred other VAs or other graphic designers, photographers, bloggers and artists out there who offer the same or similar things as you do, doesn't mean that YOU don't have nor give any value.
I have just as much value. I matter just as much and I'm just as great with the skills I have. And so are you.
And while I used to get so caught up in comparing myself I decided to just not do it anymore. As soon as I feel like I do, I snap right back out of it, put the phone aside, tell myself that what I do is just as great and focus on what mattered the most in the first place. My goals and my business. And that keeps me motivated.
Do you find yourself comparing you/your business to others? If so, what do you do to stop that? Let me know.