Most people are playing a multiplayer game.
Comparing and contrasting against others.
‘What have they got?’
‘I should have that too’
‘I need to better them’
If you want to progress what it would be prudent to realise is;
You’re playing against yourself!
No one else.
The people that progress in their lives are playing a single player game.
By adopting this approach only then do you win.
You will no longer be making uneven comparisons. And you’ll find yourself making better decisions.
Decisions derived from the principle of;
short-term pain long-term gain.
When I say pain I’m not talking about the searing pain of exercising whilst injured. Or other methods of seld destruction.
Because those things have no long term gain!
I’m talking about the acute that leads to future returns.
The healthier meal option
The decision to turn off the TV and go to bed on time.
The decision to put down a device and think.
So when faced you are faced with your next decision. Ask yourself which has more short term pain and long term gain.