I’m gonna be real for a second.
There is a woman out there in the world, about my age, who is living and breathing and working my dream career. She is funny and cool and creative and people just love her! I have thought to myself many a times, “Well if she’s doing it, what’s the point of me even trying? Does the world really need two of us doing the same thing? Can we even both shine and be extraordinary at this?” In the back of my mind, she is always there and in those secret, sneaky corners of my brain, I compare my every action to what she’s doing and what she’s done. Whether or not it's true, I always think she’s doing a better job!!
Do you ever feel like this?!
Call me out if I’m crazy, but I think we have tendency to constantly compare, beat ourselves down, and stop all the magic from happening for us!
Friday night, I had the lucky opportunity to attend Crazy Sexy Miracles with Gabby Bernstein and Kris Carr right here in New York City. It was an extraordinarily beautiful night of healing, laughter, “ah-ha” and “Mmmhmmmm!” moments. I sat there in awe of these two beautiful, passionate, strong women who were able to share a stage and both shine so brightly.
At one point, someone even directly asked them a question about how to deal with comparing and competition. Kris Carr, calmly and serenely answered:
“Stars don’t compare themselves to other stars. Look to nature. How do the stars do it?”
Ok let’s look to the stars for a moment. How do they do it!? Well, what comes to mind is how nice it is to see just one star shining on a dark night in between buildings in New York. Then I imagine being way far out in the country side where it is pitch black, and quiet and still and I finally look up! How incredibly breathtaking is it to see thousands and thousands of stars lighting up the night sky?! You stand in awe. You can hardly take it all in. Then there are shooting stars, and dancing stars, and glowing stars-- The entire landscape is just gorgeous.
We’re not meant to compare our gifts.
Our gifts, our talents, our passions--they’re special and perfect and needed--needed to create this gorgeous landscape of glowing hearts and shiny souls. When we are all able to shine, and dance, and gleam and glow without comparison, side by side... wow!! It’s going to be such a beautiful sight.:)
Are you with me?! How are you going to shine brighter this week and stop that nasty habit of comparing?