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“I don’t compare myself to anyone else. I just want to be better than the person I was yesterday.”This is one of those statements that sounds good on the surface, but is harmful when it comes to success (whatever that means to you). Comparing yourself to other people is necessary if you want to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.Lacking KnowledgeWithout a point of comparison, you have no idea how you’re doing. Do you do excellent work? How do you know? How can you know without a point of comparison?Do you have impeccable character, the kind of values that make you someone people want to work with, want to know, and want in their life? How do you know what impeccable character is without knowing what it is not?How are you doing with your family? How about your health? How about financially?To define how you are doing, you need some way to measure where you are.The risk in trying only to be better than you were yesterday is that maybe you aren’t doing well enough for that to be a useful measurement.Lacking VisionWhen you compare yourself, you get an idea as to where you fall on some scale of measurement. Without that comparison, you would not know what’s possible. Without making observations as to how other people are doing, you don’t have an informed idea of what is possible for you.Have you ever met someone and thought, “If that person can do that, so can I?” Exactly. You just needed to see it done, recognizing that the person succeeding in some area is really no different than you. Or at least the version of you who is willing to strive.Comparing what you are doing to what other people are doing can help you develop a bigger vision of yourself.Lacking InspirationMeasuring your performance against someone else can inspire you to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.Watching what someone else is doing and allowing their success in some area to inspire you to take action improves your performance in that area. The comparison can inspire new beliefs, and new beliefs tend to bring with them a tectonic shift in your results like nothing you have ever experienced.A long time ago, you read biographies of people with noteworthy achievements. You read these books to learn how to be someone of character. Sadly, a lot of what is noteworthy isn’t really worth noting, except as a model of what not to be or do.In every area of your life, you would do well to have some model against which to compare yourself. Then you have something to work towards and a model of success in that area to act as a guide. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought a report from Gujarat Education department on how land of a school was leased out to self-styled godman Nithyanand’s ashram in Ahmedabad without its permission, according to officials.“The board has written to the State Education Department to inquire into the matter of leasing out land of DPS Maninagar, Ahmedabad to Swami Nityananda ashram without permission of the board,” a senior CBSE official said.“It has been asked to conduct the enquiry expeditiously and convey the outcome of the report and status of No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the State department to the school for seeking CBSE affiliation,” the official added.
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