“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experience that shaped you.” Andrea Dykstra
Have you ever felt not good enough? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt inferior? Maybe it was your education, your upbringing, your weight, your appearance, your bank account, your success level, etc. I absolutely have been in that situation and more times than I care to remember, quite frankly.
Dr. Suess told us, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!” Or if we prefer Oscar Wilde, he said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” And it was Eleanor Roosevelt who told us boldly, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” And we all proudly quote her but, sadly, we continue to feel inferior! Ugh! Why?
Comparison is the kiss of death! We will always have less than some and more than others. It’s all in the word “have.” What if I simply asked you to be. Just be. Refuse to compare yourself to others. Choose equality over inferiority. Remember, no one on this earth is less important or valuable than any other human being, unless they decide they are. Choose wisely. Choose equal. Always.