Everything has energy. Even our words and thoughts have energy. They too create a response in the outer world. The act of comparing ourselves or measuring up to others creates a profoundly negative energy that affects our ability to succeed. Even though the world you live in with commercials, billboards, and the news emphasizes what everyone else is doing and what they have, aligning with your Inner Greatness requires that you release this need to compare.
Somewhere we learned to judge our success by comparing ourselves to others. We were not born with the comparison gene, we were taught this by our family and society. We were taught to strive for what others defined as bringing happiness or notoriety. We seem to get stuck on how we measure up against our competition, family members, or friends: why someone prefers their talents over yours, how much money someone else is making versus what you earn or how big their home is or car brand they drive versus the one you own.
This can make you feel as if you are never going to reach your goals leaving you disappointed as you strive to be like someone else instead of being Yourself. Comparison creates the energy of frustration, discontentment and letdown, polluting your path with an energy that drains you from the life force necessary to create success. You compare yourself to others even though your needs and desires are different. Spending useless time comparing apples to oranges takes you further away from reaching your real goals.
This tread mill of measuring up to others’ definition of success is never-ending. It creates an energy within you of lack and judgment. Untangle yourself from this sticky web that keeps you trapped in someone else’s definitions by stepping out of the energy of comparing. Right now, release that negative mindset that continues to create limitations. Your success is all about you, not someone else that you may idolize.
Align with your Inner Greatness that is naturally a part of your make-up. Focus on your inner strengths that fire your success engine. Eliminate comparisons. Begin by asking yourself some questions:
- “What does success mean to me?”
- “What is my ultimate image of how success looks in my work life, home life, and relationship life?”
- “What are my strengths?”
- “What is unique about me?”
- “What areas do I need to improve and what resources are needed to help me to improve in these areas?”
- “How can I effectively use my inner and outer resources to reach my goals?”
Count your past successes. Acknowledge them and smile. Align with the Greatness that is uniquely you. Let the energy of these successes stoke the internal fires to energize you to move forward. Step into this flow that comes from within and let it guide and direct your next steps. Align you mind to consciously choose the ideas and thoughts that support only success.
Make sure that you are being realistic with your goals based on where you are, the energy that you are investing toward your goals, and the amount of energy needed to accomplish your goals. Leave timelines open. Pressuring yourself with strict time frames compresses energy and can drain you of the valuable energy that you need to accomplish your goals. Be open to the greatness within to provide you with creative ideas and inspiration.
YOU are an incredible, brilliant and creative person. Release the need to compare, measure up to, or judge yourself. This will free up your energy and allow you to express your gifts, wisdom, and creativity that are uniquely you. Success will define itself in its own distinctive way, which may not look like anything that anyone else is doing. You might just be pleasantly surprised with how it all unfolds without as much effort and drama as you believed it might be.
The world around you is constantly changing. Therefore, you must continuously evaluate your goals, energy level, desires, needs, likes and dislikes and change accordingly. The energy of Greatness is within you and is waiting for an opening to be released to support all of your dreams. You can open this door now and align with this Greatness or continue to wait another week or year as you look to others to define you. Answer the call for success and happiness by aligning with the energy of Greatness within letting it flow and energize into all areas of your life.
Dawn Fleming is an intuitive healer, Reiki Master and the author of many holistic health and spiritual books, including Creating a Successful Holistic Health Practice and Perspectives on Ascension. Visit Dawn’s website at www.energytransformations.org and sign up for a free newsletter that will inspire you to greatness.