Why Do We Compare Ourselves to Other People’s Success? (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Danielle Ransom

Founder & Owner of: Young Aficionada

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Fashion, Food & Drink and Lifestyle Writer


It’s official. In about fourteen days, I (as will other college students all over America) will be starting the first day of my last year in college.

I just can’t believe how fast time has flown by and that summer is almost over. In some ways, I am excited and in others a little nervous. For the first time in a while my summer was productive. I have successively completed two internships and stepped up my involvement in two student organizations I was apart of.

As the tail end of summer draws near, I am starting to feel just a little (okay more than a little weary) from all this work but I have hopeful assurance that this will afford me a better outlook after college.

Not to mention I genially love the work I do and I have got to meet, interview and work with some pretty amazing people around Austin. I truly believe that I have grown so much over the summer.

But on those days when I am not feeling so swell, a niggling thought always creeps it’s way into my mind. Especially on my rest days or slow work days.

Am I truly doing enough to be a standout amongst my peers? Am I even ‘good’? 

Sometimes, I see classmates or friends landing ‘cool’ jobs, opportunities or jetting off somewhere ‘exotic’ that I would love to do but I have to remind myself that the things I am doing are good too. Everyone starts small.

I have to constantly remind myself that people typically only post the good things online.

With that in mind, I put my refocus and tell myself “I am good.” Which is one reason why I started my own blog.

Just remember, a village doesn’t build itself in one day.

  1. Everyone had to start from the bottom before they could rise to the top.
  2. We are all capable and able to create great things and achieve great things.
  3. Don’t let self-doubt and worry hinder your progression.
  4. Every day is a great day to start working towards your goals.

P.S. Can I get a ‘woot!woot!’ for my first feature post on The Millionaire’s Digest!

Article Credits: Danielle Ransom

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Writing, Travel, Journal Bloggers & More)

20 thoughts on “Why Do We Compare Ourselves to Other People’s Success? (1 min read)”

  1. I agree with this very much especially on the “people typically only post the good things online” part. I always felt so bad about my classmates bragging on social media about achievements that they did not even work for. 😦 This is a very insightful read that makes me reflect again at the end of the day. 🙂

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