I was having dinner last week with one of my besties, my soul sister and absolute love….. (God, I love my friends!) Anyways, back to the point. She mentioned to me that one of her friends feels very triggered by me. Now, I have never met this girl. So I didn’t take this personally. I actually didn’t care at all. This started a discussion about how some people will feel inspired by my work and others may feel very triggered. Why is that? The reason isn’t because someone is further along their path than someone else, or someone is more enlightened than the other. It all depends on the amount of crap you have going on in your mind at that given moment.
My soul sisters are kicking sweet ass right now, becoming authors, touring the world, being asked to speak at TED, and choosing love over fear. Now, the old me would have felt very threatened by their success. But, I now feel incredibly inspired by them. They are in fact my biggest inspirations and I am their biggest cheerleader and number one fan. I’ve spoken about comparisonitis many times on my blog and at my events. But, the fact is: it still comes up. We have to get better and better at catching it. It takes practice…like anything. Your Mean Girl wants you to compare yourself to your friends because then she wins.
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Do you find yourself comparing yourself to your friends, celebrities, or even strangers on Instagram? Don’t worry! You’re not alone. We all do it, but that doesn’t make it okay. And it has to STOP!