note to self: someone else’s failure…

does not make you a success.

I really love Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love Manifesto. There is a lot in there that’s really useful, so I hope you check it out for yourself if you haven’t already. I suppose this is my little expansion on ‘Never delight in anyone else’s misery.’ It’s a really bad habit of mine to compare myself to others, to measure my successes and failures against other peoples. The reality is, how happy or how successful someone else is or isn’t actually has nothing to do with me. It doesn’t change anything about my life. Letting how other people do in their lives determine how you feel about your own, is just bad for your soul. Your joys and your triumphs are for you to achieve.

2 Responses to note to self: someone else’s failure…

  1. Talia September 26, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Great post Lani! I catch myself doing this all the time, particularly now I’m a stay at home mum rather than career woman. I’m learning to count it a success if I can manage to cross off one thing on my to-do list a day that has nothing to do with housework or kids lol!

    • lei September 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

      Thanks! I know, it’s bad because thinking like that means you’re never satisfied, even when there’s every reason you should be! And you are a wonderwoman!!

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