Your potential is blocked by continually comparing yourself to others. It only brings misery to you.
It’s senseless and often stupid, as you’ll see in today’s example using two exceptional people.
Usain Bolt ran 100m in 9.58 seconds and broke the world record in the 100-meter sprint. He’s also the fastest man to run 150 meters according to the Guinness World Records. Plus, a couple of more, which made him the fastest sprinter.
Nao Kazami, on the other side, holds the record in the 100-kilometer ultra marathon. That is running 100km in one go. He needed 6 hours and 9 minutes for that.
Both are exceptional athletes and use their running potential to their fullest. But you can’t compare them.
If you do, both will lose. How could you even come up with a useable comparison at all?
Let’s say they both compete in a 100m race. Usain wins, Nao loses for sure. Endurance will not help you in sprinting.
However, if they run the 100km ultra-marathon, Nao will win and Usain loose. For sure. His speed would not help him at all. He can’t keep up with that for the 1000x distance.
See, it’s no different with you and the people you compare yourself to.
Neither of you is better or worse than the other. Just different.
When you realize and accept that, you can break free and pursue the things you want to do. Without the all dooming comparison above your head.
It doesn’t matter if someone is better at the things you love to do. There is no competition—just people who happen to love the same thing.
How many things did you stop doing because of the comparison thing in your head?
Think about it.