compare or not to compare???

to compare or not to compare???  That seems to be the question.  Is it healthy or not?   you see posts like this all the time:

The only person we should Strive

but when it all comes down to it….  I feel like God uses people in my life to help me see where I need to GROW.

Yeah, I get the fact that if I solely aim at being better than someone else, it’s crazy-unhealthy competition that will lead to failure.  But what about seeing that mom of 6 with the patience of Job to help me remember how I lack in that area???

I honestly believe that once we look around we will see that we aren’t as ‘finished’ as we once thought.  And seeing others strengths and successes causes me to work harder because I’ve seen that it IS possible.

In my business this has been a HUGE motivator.  I remember seeing a girl’s name in my Director’s newsletter once with $800 more in sales than me…. and it gave me the push I needed  to make a few more calls.  I did this because I knew it was possible.    It inspires me to talk to a director friend who is a recruiting-machine.  I love comparing my actions to her actions and seeing what I can do differently.

Facts on the table for me….
I WANT to know what can be achieved so I can dream….
And when I dream… I set goals!  
And when I set goals, i put action plans in place that will TAKE ME THERE!  

So my point is this….

Compare your actions:

If you are a leader, see what other, bigger leaders are doing to have the success they’ve earned.
If you’re a new homeschooling mother, then reach out to veteran homeschooling family to ask a few questions.
If you are new in sales like I was, stay CLOSE to the ones who do well… learn their habits.
If you’re a wife, pay attention to those who have been at this longer and seen a happy marriage unfold.

you get the point….
So until tomorrow, look around… find an inspiration that God has placed right in front of you.  And start your journey to success by watching and learning how to grow.   

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