STOP AND THINK – When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. (Lao Tzu, 6th century BC Chinese poet and philosopher)
It’s hard in today’s culture not to be competitive. Everything seems to be some kind of game. We’re constantly comparing or competing. No wonder, so many people have such deep psychological problems. The pressure is too great. The advice, then, is to just be yourself, not to compare or compete. What peace of mind and self-satisfaction that would create.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. (Romans 12:3)