As long as we measure ourselves according to the guy down the street, we can come off pretty good. (Randy Smith, professor)

Have you ever compared yourself and your accomplishments with someone else? We feel bad—even jealous—when they’re doing better than we are, but we feel pretty good if the comparison favors us. But, comparing ourselves with others is often not healthy. We should be competing only with ourselves and our goals. Are we moving forward? If not, what can we do to improve?

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. (Galatians 6:4)