It can be hard to not compare yourself to others. But things aren’t always what they seem to be, so stay focused and give yourself a fair shot.
When you go into a developing neighborhood you’ll notice the same scene:
Some of this here and a little of that there.
You may notice one family’s yard is full of green grass, while the next-door neighbor’s yard barely has any.
You might wonder, “Why is there such a drastic difference in the two yards that are right by one another?”
What you don’t know is that people living in the house with the yard full of green grass have been living there for two months, while the neighbor with barely any grass just moved in last week.
So of course, there should be a difference in their yard development!
Well, just like a developing neighborhood, people begin developing their financial IQ at different places.
In your financial journey, you have to learn to not compare and to be comfortable with watering your own grass and knowing that you have a plan.
When learning to handle your finances, it can be easy to look around and begin to compare your current situation to others who may have a better handle on theirs.
Don’t fall into that trap!
You never want to compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 10.
That can be a very dangerous place, and you want to stay as far away from comparison as possible.
You don’t know what coaching they may have already had, nor do you know if your perception is their reality.
Hear me when I tell ya: Your story is your story.
You have to be ok with starting from right where you are.
Your journey can be compared to farming: There is a seed time, a cultivating time, and a harvest time.
With good coaching, you will always know where you are. Your coach is there to
guide you along the way.
You shouldn’t expect a harvest during seed time… and progression time may test your patience.
But if you listen to good coaching, apply what you’re learning, and keep your focus on your lane, you can have a bright financial future.
So, remember: stay away from comparing yourself to others.
Get on your coach’s program designed specifically for you.
Stay focused, don’t quit, and you will be reaping the harvest in no time!