“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Teddy Roosevelt
I saw this quote on the wall of a yoga studio. Obviously makes a lot of sense in that environment. The goal is to ‘practice’ yoga with mindfulness and a focus on your own body. It is not about competing/competition with the instructor or others in the class.
***This took me a while to understand! When I first started, I couldn’t do any of the 26 Bikram poses, for example, and I couldn’t believe how easy people went into the poses, nor how long they could hold them.
In our For Impact world, this idea of COMPARISON or COMPETITION is a zero sum game. We should always be looking to be the best we can be … and also looking for wonderful ways to collaborate with other people and organizations.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
‘Joy‘ seems to me to be a much more powerful word than ‘happy‘.
Make Each Day Count.