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Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
-- Miguel de Cervantes
 

 

Monday, August 18, 2003

Better than yourself

Don’t worry about being better than anyone else, for that will only get you resentment. Instead, focus on being better than yourself. Make today an improvement over yesterday. And when tomorrow rolls around, find a way to improve even more.

Comparing yourself to others will only lead to disappointment or arrogance, neither of which will be of positive value to you. Instead, compare yourself to yourself and then you truly have something with which to work.

When you seek to become better than yourself, there’s no one who will be threatened by that. You are unique and beyond compare, so make the most of it.

Stop worrying about how you compare to others. Put that energy to positive use by being the best you can be, and then by being even better than that.

— Ralph Marston

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