How Do You Compare to Other Gyms?

Last weekend, I watched my two daughters perform in their dance recital.

My younger daughter is very good. It comes very easy to her and she’s probably the best in her class.

The older one is awkward, goes the wrong way, does not enjoy it as much and is probably the worst in her class.

As I watched my awkward daughter during the recital, as bad as she was compared to our younger daughter, I saw my wife’s eyes light up while she was dancing.

I asked her why she seemed so excited and she said that she saw the dress rehearsal a few weeks ago and she was awful, this time she was so much better.

If we simply compared her to our other daughter we never would have celebrated this success.

She made progress and that was really all that really mattered.

It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap, I’ve done it myself.

I used to get frustrated that I was not on the level of some of the other big-name gyms.

You see a guy that’s just killing it and you wonder what’s wrong with you…

It’s the recipe for unhappiness and frustration.

Instead, focus your attention to how you have grown and improved.

That’s the only comparison that truly matters.

The other thing to do is to get excited by other people’s success, not frustrated by it.

Get curious, ask questions and be happy for them and by all means, learn from them.


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