Compliment - Let It Go - Focus on You

We spent most our lives envying other people`s accomplishments. We gossip about what someone has done, what they bought and how much it cost them. We analyse their backgrounds and what it took for them to reach the position they are in. We scrutinise our own lives and spend more time comparing ourselves to people. While there is nothing wrong with admiring someone else`s success, it is foolish to compare ourselves with our successful friends. We should get inspired by them and learn from them. 

It is important to accept and love yourself as you are. If you respect yourself, people will respect you. Embrace your shortcomings and make them your strength. 

My point is

It was when you accept yourself as you are, instead of competing or comparing yourself with someone else, you will success in making your weakness your strength. Some people get angry when they see their peers doing well in life. They start complaining about their own situation, and blaming others and the unfairness of life for their lack of progress. They forget the one important factor. And that is, ‘they made the choice to be where they are today.


But on comparing their situation with that of the others, they started wanting the same things and were no longer happy with themselves. They blamed everything and everyone for their lack of progress. 

Your neighbour purchases new furniture. The news of your neighbour’s success travels. There is much gossip and jealousy arising from the gossip. You end up buying the same furniture just to prove a point. We compare ourselves with others so much that we end up embarrassing ourselves in the long run. 

“Accept everything about yourself – you are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets”  - Clark Moustakas

Today I want you stop competing and comparing yourself with others. Start complimenting what’s good, let it go and focus on improving your life.  A wise man once said, “We don`t begin to know what freedom is, until we come to a place in our lives where we have no need to, impress anybody”

ByMthokozisi Nkosi

was born in South Africa, Mpumalanga province and grew up between two small towns, Volksrust and Perdekop. In the year 2000, I moved to Gauteng Province to live with my late father, Victor Samuel Zwane; and that`s where I completed my matric. I am passionate about online marketing, writing, blogging, reading, music and public speaking and an active member of Toastmasters International. I am also the author of "Step Out of Your Comfort-zone and Start Living Your Dream" currently available online via Amazon, Kobo Books, Barnes & Noble, Inktera and AppleiBooks among others. I am energetic and always full of life, and find fulfillment in educating, motivating,inspiring, mentoring, coaching and helping other people realize their full potential and most importantly serving my community.

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