The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.Dalai Lama
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”, says the Dalai Lama, XIV. Thinking this way helped me as I aimed to achieve various goals and kept missing the mark. Have you ever been there?
Have you ever wanted to achieve something with all your heart but kept missing that goal. You saw countless other people achieving similar things but it just never happened for you? It’s so discouraging isn’t it. Makes you wonder if you’re ever going to get there.
When you make the goal to compete with your personal best and not other’s, you will feel so much better about you’re doing. Everyone has varying talents and abilities. They have different understandings and life experiences. We each will perform at different levels. Just as each of us are unique.
We want to do better than we did before, not comparing ourselves to others. What do you think? Feel free to leave a comment. And, follow me on Instagram @live.light.and.love.