I think as bloggers, we’ve all fallen into comparing ourselves to other bloggers. It can become a vicious cycle if not kept in check but trust me, looking at what other’s have and being a tiny bit jealous is normal! Though, you can put a stop to it. Read my three simple steps below on how to beat blogger envy:
01. Stop wishing, start working. One of the most important ways to beat jealousy is to eliminate whatever is causing you to be envious of someone else. Blogging requires a lot of time spent on social media and other blogs, so I can see where it’s quite easy to get caught up and become jealous of what opportunities, trips, or products other bloggers are receiving. But..guess what? You’re wasting your time envying what they have and aren’t putting in the work to get what you want. GaryVee has a great video on this that you can watch here. In this video, he says something that has completely changed the way I view social media: “every second you spend thinking about what someone else has, it is taking away from time that you can create something for yourself. Spend that energy on your visions and execute.”
02. Be your own motivator. Instead of looking outward and focusing your attention on everyone around you and competing with them, look inwards and compete with yourself. We’re all different and have diverse strengths and weaknesses. Why would you compete with someone that has different strengths and capabilities than you? It’s like going into a volleyball game when your whole team is five feet tall and the team you’re playing against is all six feet tall. Some would say that your team is at a great disadvantage because the other team is one foot taller. However, to compare the teams to each other is doing a disservice because the six-foot tall team is comprised of great hitters, while your team is great at digging balls. The two aren’t comparable! Stop comparing yourself to others, and compare yourself to YOU. Beat your own page views per month or Instagram follower count per month, and stop wasting your time comparing you to someone else.
Do you compete with yourself or others? What steps can you take to make sure you don’t compare yourself to others?