Hey y’all! Welcome to the 29th episode of #FanDamnShow! In today’s episode I switch gears a little bit. Today I wanted to talk about the risks associated with comparing yourself to others. We all do it, but the issue is, we aren’t getting the full picture.
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A few years ago I noticed that a blogger got like 50+ comments on every single blog post he wrote. I remarked to a friend how odd it was that they could do this, because they only posted once a month or so. Yet without fail, every post got 50 or so comments. While here I was sitting writing 2-3 posts a week, and getting a fraction of that.
The friend said “You know those comments aren’t coming from his blog, right?” The friend then told me that this blogger had an email list of over 100,000 people that he had built up over the last 10 years. Turns out, this blogger would send every new post to his email list, and they would go to his blog and 50 or so of them would leave a comment.
Which illustrates the point that we never know the whole story when we compare ourselves to someone else. And online we are never getting the full picture, just what someone else wants to show us. And each of us knows what are reality is. We know where we succeed, and where we fail.
But on Facebook, we just see the successes. And when you see 100% success from someone else and compare it to your failures, it’s easy to feel inadequate, or that you don’t measure up.
Which is exactly why you need to stop that. And that’s what I talk about in this episode of #FanDamnShow.
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We’ll talk again next week!