I’ve written before about “comparisons.” They can be helpful or quite harmful.
One of my favorite writers/bloggers is Seth Godin, who recently had an excellent post on this subject. Godin said: “Without a doubt, there’s someone taller than you, faster than you, cuter than you. We don’t have to look very far to find someone who is better paid, more respected and getting more than his fair share of credit.
So what? Just because a thing can be noticed, or compared, or fretted over doesn’t mean it’s important, or even relevant.
Better, I think, to decide what’s important, what needs to change, what’s worth accomplishing. And then ignore all comparisons that don’t relate. The most important comparison, in fact, is comparing your work to that of which you are capable.
Sure, compare. But compare the things that matter to the journey you’re on. The rest is noise.”