This Has Been My Most Creative Year
Comparing yourself to others is about the worst thing you can do for your mental health. I feel out of step because I avoid two things that many attach great value to:
- Career status
- Social media
Both depend on comparison (conscious or subconscious) to know “how you’re doing”. Did I get promoted? What’s my job title? What shall I post today? What’s going to make people think I’m doing well?
Nonsense, the whole lot of it.
Since rejecting them, a funny thing has happened. My own passion and talent for creativity has blossomed. Since starting my own company I’ve invented a brand new product. Outside of work I’ve taken up brewing, writing and I even wrote a song this week.
Reject what you need to reject. Sing along to your own tune, not the world’s.