Looking up & down the rows of pews today, I got to thinking…
(I probably should have been paying closer attention to the sermon, but I’m sure I’ll be forgiven.)
With all the people in front of me, and behind me, there are a ton of opportunities to compare myself to other people.
Who’s “doing better” than me?
Who has it all together in their life, when I feel like I’m struggling?
Who seems the most successful, happiest, smartest…?
You get the idea.
There’s a business coach I’ve seen a couple times named Dan Sullivan who describes this game as “the gap.”
When you measure yourself against someone else, you create a gap… between where you are, and where they appear to be.
It’s time to get out of the gap, people.
Or as the Brits say, “Mind the gap.”
Of course, they’re talking about not falling onto the train tracks, but the same idea applies.
First, everyone is dealing with something. How they appear on the outside doesn’t always show what’s going on inside their heads, or their lives.
So, instead of comparing yourself to other people, consider for a second how far you’ve come yourself over the last year.
This day last year, what didn’t you know? Who have you met? What didn’t you have?
In other words… focus on yourself.
And be prepared to be a better person the next time you study your own gaps.
Just something to think about as we round toward another Monday.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance