Comparison is the thief of joy. (Attributed to many authors)

Most of us have fallen into the trap of comparing ourselves with others—either thinking we are not as good or maybe that we’re even better. In either case, the comparison really does us no good. A lower self-image is the result of the one view and pride of the other. Better to compare our present condition with what we used to be. Have we grown? If not, how can we learn to grow?

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)