Comparison is a negative thinking trap that we all get caught in sometimes—a cycle of thoughts and inadequate feelings that lead us to believe that we are not good enough or that we’re not doing enough. And when you don’t believe you’re good enough, you give up, stop trying and sabotage any progress or success you were making. Or at the very least, you slow way down and end up playing smaller than you do when you believe in yourself, am I right?
How much are you letting the opinions of other people affect your perception of yourself? When you get better at filtering the opinions of others and take ownership of your own self-perception, you increase your confidence and become much more effective at work and at home.
Taking steps to create harmony and reduce stress is important. But what happens when you are a little too good at keeping the peace? If you value harmony so much that you go out of your way to avoid conflict, you might be suffering from people-pleasing tendencies—the habit of putting your own needs aside in an attempt to accommodate others. Over time this can leave you feeling overworked, under-appreciated and even a little resentful.