The world is full of the “Jones’”. We want to be just like them. The Jones’ always keep their grass green, they have the newest car, the nicest sofa, the coolest interior decor, go on the best vacations. They workout the hardest at the gym, always finish faster and lift heavier. We envy them, we want what they have. Or do we?

Comparison is easy and will crush you if you let.

I try my hardest not to compare myself to other fitness people on social media even though that’s pretty hard. It’s tempting to wonder why they have more followers, are their blogs better, what can I do to be like them.

But I don’t. I know that I am different, my vision, my experience, goals, relationships, and my gym is different than theirs.

If I spent all my time trying to be like them, when would I be like me?

Comparison is the thief of joy. If you are always trying to compare your life/fitness/relationships/things with others, you are guaranteed to never be happy.  

The more you look at what other people can do, the more you miss what you’ve already done.

Whenever you want to feel bad for yourself because you think you’re too slow, or weak, or not good enough because of what you see other people doing, ask yourself, “How slow or weak would I be if I wasn’t even here?”

Think about where you were when you started and where you are now.

Remember that you have your own goals and they have absolutely NOTHING to do with anyone else in the gym.

When you set your goals based on what other people do, you immediately limit your ability to grow. Focus on doing better for yourself. Grow as far as you can grow and don’t stop.

Keep in mind that when you’re looking at someone, someone else is looking at you. You are an inspiration to others just because you have decided to take action and make a difference in your own life. That is more than 90% of people will do for themselves. You are extraordinary!

Take stock of what you have- I MEAN REALLY look around. Do you like the things and people around you? Do they enrich your life and do you enrich theirs? Are you making progress in improving your health? Are you happy in the work you’re putting in? Do you look forward to spending time doing the things you have to do? Is the gym your happy place?

If the answers to those questions are “yes” – then you’re winning my friend. YOU ARE WINNING and there’s nothing in the world that can compare to that. What other people do and say, or how they perform in the gym, has no relationship to you. You’re doing great all by yourself.

If you want to improve your health and fitness and are looking for a place that’s fun, supportive, and gets results…come in and have a talk with us.