Now I know that someone else might have gotten this written in the morning just as I promised myself I would. Someone else would have written an outline the night before. Still someone else would have written several drafts for the days coming “just in case”. I also know that there are those out there who never have made any promises and just done it without a game-plan. Well, that’s not me. And that’s the point. I am not like anyone else. Oh, sure, I have similarities to many other guys out there...women too. But ultimate the way those similarities come together and express as me is unique.
I am me. No one else can be me. And I am, I have come to realize, the best me I can be. Nothing wrong with that. So that is why today I give up comparison. I am choosing to not compare myself to anyone else because there is no one else who I can be better...or worse...than. I just am.
It is a waste of time to compare myself with others. Now that is not to say I cannot learn by looking at what others have, do and achieve or don’t have, don’t do or don’t achieve. Everyone who is in my life is here for me to learn from and hopefully vice versa. That’s just the nature of living in a communal world. But to judge myself as lesser or greater because of what I see is just foolish and nonproductive.
There is no comparison. None.
I am what I am and that’s all that I am. So said Jesus and Popeye, so it must be true. And no, I am not comparing Popeye to Jesus. I gave up comparison, remember?
Just be. Me. I. Whatever.
Updates: yesterday I wrote about giving up procrastination. I can report I was fairly successful in not putting off things and getting some things done. And, no, I didn’t procrastinate doing today’s blog. It was just a busy day starting with a dentist visit at 7am and keeping busy the whole day long with necessary things to do. Well, I guess I can admit that sometimes being “too busy” is a way of procrastination. Sigh. But I am not comparing myself to anyone. And the cool thing is, I came to the awareness just now that maybe that was what I was doing. That’s called an “aha moment” (Orprah).
A side note: Did you notice I started many of the above sentences with “And” or “But”? The proofreader questioned that citing that it was rather informal. But (lol) that’s the point! This is to be informal. And that’s that.