It is so easy to compare ourselves to the Joneses. It’s become a way of life for many, including myself and people I know. Unfortunately, the one thing we forget when doing this is that we are *not* Mr., Mrs., family member Jones and can get lost in the comparison by trying to change oneself to be what we think is the “better” self.
My reason for this post is to remind myself that I am not a Jones. Until I became aware of it today, I have been comparing myself and my work to a co-worker. Unfortunately, this co-worker is not happy and I am following a poor example. Last night, when I had my realization, I said aloud “Girl, you are on your own here.”
This morning I started my day with: “You can do this. You have been on your own before to try and figure it out. This time you do have help (my boss) even though it isn’t an ideal situation, this is what it is for now.” I say it isn’t an ideal situation because the purpose of my job is to make it easier for my boss to do his own work (business development) and not to be training me.
My own take-away from this post is:
“Do not let the behavior of those around you dictate your own behavior, good or bad.”
On that note, I am off to have a GREAT day!! I hope it’s the same for you, my dear readers.