Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Don't Compare - Ever

In a year of being unleashed, it is so tempting to compare ourselves with how others are being. This is dangerous for so many reasons, and benefits no one.

Today is another blog inspired by the Biggest Loser - a show where people are being unleashed from their prisons of obesity, and learning so much of themselves in the process.

Last night my favourite contestant, Bob, shared a story from his past that teaches us the pain of cruel words and the paralysis of comparing ourselves with others.

Check it out:

Such wise words. The book of all wisdom, the bible, mirrors this advice.

Galatians 6 says it like this "4 Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. 5 Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. "

Joyce Meyer says, "Don't be impressed with what you can do, and don't be upset with what you can't do"

My responsibility is to be the best "me" that I can be - and to make the most of my 'shape' that I've been given.

Starting on 15th April, Westlife is running a 3 part workshop on discovering your SHAPE - I encourage you to sign up to explore who you are, so you can take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your life.

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