In our society there’s this fascination with comparisons.
Starting from a young age we’re taught to compare everything from our surroundings to our friends. We’re taught to look for flaws and differences, so that we can decide which option is ‘better.’ Ultimately, society tells us what ‘better’ is supposed to look like, so we tend to align our expectations to the status quo.
I don’t necessarily see a problem in comparing two erasers of different colors, but I do see a problem in comparing human beings. Why is that? Well, erasers are manufactured to look a certain way. They’re simply objects that we use for our own purposes, which means that they don’t grow or develop. Erasers are made of the same material and a few – if any – variables affect their outcome, unlike us.
As human beings, we’re bound to be different, not only in our appearance but in our way of being. Some people are just gifted in certain things, while others have two work twice as hard just to be on the same level. Now, I’m not saying that hard work and dedication can’t beat innate talent, but they do take twice as long to do it.
It might take someone a couple of weeks to lose those ten pound you took six months to lose. There are people that can eat junk food all day and have some of the best bodies I’ve ever seen.It’s crazy, but that’s how it is sometimes!
What I suggest is for you to stop looking at everyone else and focus on your own progress.
Honestly, you have no idea how long those fit people on Instagram have been working out to achieve the bodies they have. You have no idea how much lighting and the right pose can accentuate a body. You have no idea what supplements or diet pills some people might be on.
What I’m trying to say is that everyone’s progress varies according to their lifestyle, eating habits, exercise regimen and genetics. . Be happy with how far you’ve gotten. Congratulate yourself on achieving small goals instead of comparing your efforts to someone who has probably been doing this longer than you have.
Be your own fitspiration!
If you’re not happy with how you look like, let it be because you know you can do better… Not because your comparing yourself to someone else.
Let me be very clear, you are unique. You are beautiful. You are good enough and worthy of anything good that might come your way. Stop trying to be like everyone else. Work on yourself.
Embrace your progress.