I have a friend who is an aspiring novelist and brilliant writer in her own right, who said to me that she wanted to be the “Canadian Anne Lamott.”
I said, “Why don’t you just be the Global You?”
We must have the daring to be nothing but ourselves if we are to know what true power is.
Comparison is crazy-making. It stamps on potential and truth and all the good things you might already have going for you, if you weren’t so busy shadow-boxing with the people who you think have it better.
Comparison is a slippery slope to envy, and for the most part, envy wastes energy that could be put toward getting what you want or optimizing what you have.
Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
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