Comparing yourself to others may be harmful

Do you find yourself looking at how well your work friends are doing and asking why you’re not doing the same? This happens a lot, mainly for people just starting their jobs. Today, I’ll talk about why we should not see how we do by how others do and how we can see success for ourselves.

Looking at others may feel easy, but it’s not good for us. It can take away our drive, hurt our belief in ourselves, and make us choose the wrong steps in our jobs. We need to get that doing well means different things for each person, and we should not put our path next to someone else’s.

“Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Steve Jobs

First, work out what doing well is for you. Think about what you want—a big pay, good time at home and work, or to keep getting better at what you do. Know what you’re after, then chase your dreams and keep wanting to do more.

Also, look at how you can get better. Don’t just see what others do, but look at how you can learn more every day. All the pros began fresh, and no two job trips are the same.

Never compare yourself too much to others.

Our next tip is to stay in the now. It’s so easy to feel like you’re behind when you see what others have done. Know that every big thing happened in its own time. Be happy with how far you’ve come and where you are today.

Keep in mind that in IT and life, you have your own way. Looking at others might give you ideas, but it doesn’t say who you are or what you can do. Your doing well is just about you.

If you need help working out your own way of seeing if you are doing well, or if you want to plan your job, I’m here to help. I give a free 60-minute coaching session where we can set up a plan for your job that fits you. Call me, and I can help you make your IT job as one-of-a-kind as you.

Don’t forget, your job is your own story of doing well — walk it with your head held high.


Act now, this may be one of the most important decisions of your life.

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