Ask Janet: Stop the Comparison Game
Many of my clients, especially women, confess to constantly comparing themselves to others and feeling inadequate in comparison, despite their own achievements. It is as if a standards game is being played– with the comparison producing a winner and a loser. This tendency to compare ourselves to others and judge how we measure up against them is a deep and complex topic, and I talk about it in much more depth in my new book for women coming out in March.
In this brief episode of “Ask Janet”, I offer one simple aspect of this comparison game. I share a personal example of how I stopped playing the comparison game myself at work with one question I asked of myself.
I also offer a twist– one way to use comparison not as a game but as a positive catalyst and fuel for action.
Leave a comment in the comments section with your own experiences with comparison, and tips you have for others. Or send me a personal note. I love getting them…