Just be the global YOU … a note on comparison

I have a friend who is an aspiring novelist and brilliant writer in her own right, who said to me that she wanted to be the "Canadian Anne Lamott".

I said, "Why don't you just be the Global You?"

We must have the daring to be nothing but ourselves if we are to know what true power is.

Comparison is crazy-making. It stamps on potential and truth and all the good things you might already have going for you if you weren't so busy shadow-boxing with the people who you think have it better.

Comparison is a slippery slope to envy and for the most part, envy wastes energy that could be put towards getting what you want or optimizing what you have.