Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday

The worst game you can play is comparing yourself with others. This will inevitably lead to intentional dissatisfaction. There will always be someone better than you. The best yardstick to use is the person you were yesterday. As long as you are heading in the right direction and you become better every day then you are succeeding.

There is too much chaos in the world. When you orient yourself in a particular direction you bring this chaos to order. There is a seeming safety within your goals so choose them well. But most importantly break them down into simple daily tasks which you can execute.

For instance, if you’re struggling to get a handle on your money, you can start by defining what you want. This could be getting out of debt or building additional streams of income. Then you quantify these metrics and add some timelines. Say you want to pay off ugx 10 million in loans within two years. Or you wish to earn an additional 100k per month outside your job. Simply doing this clarifies the boundaries of your seemingly impossible problems.

Then it’s a matter of writing down and executing some simple daily tasks. For the loans, you can begin by writing down all the loans you have on the first day. You see this is already progress. The next day you can figure out how to pay off the smallest loan. For the additional income, you can begin by researching possible business opportunities or investments you can take on. Then you mobilize capital, register the business, buy stock, hire space, find customers, etc. 

The point is you are making progress each day. You are making progress on your dream. You are not idly comparing yourself to others. You are in control of your destiny. You are better than the person you were yesterday. You are choosing to play within your circle of control instead of dwelling on things you can’t do anything about. And this is all that matters on the road to success.

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