I first heard of Lindsay Letters from one of my all-time girl crushes, Shauna Niequist, on instagram years ago. (When Shauna promotes someone, or something, I’m all ears.) I started following Lindsay and immediately became a fan. Then in 2014, I heard Lindsay speak at the Influence Conference, and I was so impressed by her authenticity and confidence. I’ll never forget what she said on a panel in response to creativity and the internet: “There’s room for all of us.”
About overcoming the comparison trap, Lindsay says:
If you are authentic to your true self, there should be no fear of comparison. Comparison, by definition, isn’t negative. So, if it’s a natural instinct for you, compare away! And muse and rejoice at the sweet nuances that make each of us who we are as individuals – collectively doing our part to make the world a more beautiful place in our own ways.
I plan to reflect on these key take-aways from Lindsay’s words:
We need to be authentic to our true selves.
Embrace the sweet nuances that make us who we are.
We all play a part to make this world a more beautiful place.
I appreciate Lindsay’s refreshing reminder that comparison can be something that we don’t have to fear. We can celebrate each other, and the beauty that each person brings to this world.
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I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.