julie boyer, the grateful entrepreneurYou’ve heard the expression before, ‘Comparison is the thief of JOY,’ and today I’ll share with you why comparison is a complete and utter waste of time. Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? Does someone else seem further ahead than you are? Are you falling behind your peers? When you are at the gym, studio, pool, track, or out for a group exercise session, are you worried about keeping up, being the last one or even being the one out in front? It’s time to bid comparison good-bye and move on with your life!

Gratitude Tip: You are an original and there is no one else like you. Take a moment to really think about this. You were chosen by God, exactly as you are, because that’s what He wanted you to be like. You are perfect. And your gifts, strengths and talents are different from everyone else’s. Comparison is illogical, as it would be like comparing an oak tree to a maple. And oak tree would never be expect to make maple syrup, would it? Gratitude is knowing and giving thanks for the incredible and unique human being you are.

 

I came across this amazing scripture this morning, by Paul ‘We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.’ Galatians 5:26. We are all here for one collective purpose, and that it to serve one another with our gifts. When people tell me that they could never do what I do, whether it be about running a business or speaking in front of a crowd – I say to them, ‘Good thing! Because that’s one of my gifts and what I do best,’ and chances are that I don’t want to do what they do either, because it’s not my gift.

Sara & her son Christopher backstage

Sara & her son Christopher backstage

What I love about network marketing is that it is a place where you can develop your gifts and serve hundreds if not thousands of people with your gifts. There are so many different paths to success in this profession, which is why you see such an eclectic group of people working together, that might never have crossed paths in any other profession. I love seeing my business partner and close friend Sara Martel living her gifts through musical theatre. She is so passionate and full of joy when she is performing that is spills over into every other part of her life, including her business. And completely ironically, as she is busier and busier with her show, her business is growing and growing! By the way, if you love musical theatre and want to see an incredible performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, join me at The Rose Theatre in Brampton on Saturday for closing night.

Today let’s break up with comparison and leave it behind for good! Your journey is yours alone and your gifts are unique to you. Every moment you catch yourself in comparison, turn the situation around and ask if there is any way that you might be of service to that person – because maybe what the person really needs is your love and support, and not your jealousy.

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