The Poison of Comparing Yourself with Others

Jon Acuff's Blog:

The greatest way to never fall in love with your own dream is to hate somebody else's dream.

The greatest way to never chase your dream is to spend your time hating somebody else's dream.

The greatest way to never move forward on your dream is to donate your creativity to hating somebody else's dream.

Time is short. Creativity is not bottomless. Energy is finite. And the distraction of hate will murder your dream if you allow it to.

You don't have to love everyone's dream. You don't have to be fake and sunshiney about every dream on the planet.

But, with every fiber of your being, fight the temptation to spend your extremely short life hating somebody else?s dream. Love your dream more than that.

And when someone hates on your dream, try your best not to react in anger. Instead, mourn what that person is losing. Because when someone hates on your dream, their own dream is being ignored. And that is a tragedy.

Jon wrote this in the context of writing books, but I think it can apply to anyone.

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