Keeping up with the Joneses is a distraction, it will hurt you and you have to do everything within your power to avoid it. Don't compare yourself to others!
There are so many issues with blogging, and you really don't need to add yet another problem to your blogging process. comparing yourself to others is going to do one of two things for you.
First, it will give you a false sense of achievement and security; it will boost your ego. If you compare yourself to someone that hasn't achieved what you have achieved, you will feel good. You'll feel good temporarily. But this satisfaction is empty, it will last very little and then you'll be on your way to find someone else you consider "less than you." Needless to say, this isn't good for you.
The second thing that comparing yourself to others will do is get you down. If you compare yourself to someone else that seems to be ahead of you the opposite will happen. You will feel like you're not good enough, you will feel that you can't do this and you are a failure. You may even feel like you need to quit and go back to something else you are good at.
The thing that both of these scenarios have in common is that both are temporary and under your control. You don't need to compare yourself to others and go into this dark hole of self-deprecation or false edification.
Instead, spend the time working on your craft. Revisit your "Why?", revisit your purpose and focus on your goals. This is the most important part of the video. Your why is important and I also talk about how to deal with haters.
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