I heard Whitney English speak at the 2014 Influence Conference. Her talk about failure and comparison was inspring. Here are a few key take-aways from her talk:
- What if failure can bring you to success? What if failure can bring glory to God?
- A common lie we believe: I need to look at what others do to learn what is successful.
- Comparison is often the reason we never get started.
- We’re so busy comparing to the Jones’s big dreams, we don’t see the big, crazy dreams God has for us.
- God hasn’t called us to be better than others. He’s called us to be the best version of ourselves.
When I asked Whitney how she overcomes the comparison trap, she gave me two words:
Maybe quit looking means turning off your phone. Maybe it means deleting social media for a season. Or maybe it means focusing on your dreams, your goals, and your plan–keeping your eyes, heart, and mind focused on the ways you are growing and changing and making the world a better place.
What does it mean for you to quit looking?
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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.