Note to future self…
Teddy Roosevelt said that “Comparison Is the Thief of Joy”. I believe that this can be true.
Although we might not choose everything that we’re exposed to, we can choose how we perceive things. Perception requires interpretation of our senses.
Sometimes we allow ourselves to perceive things that can hurt us. For example, we might pay too much attention to someone at a cocktail party that’s boasting about their accomplishments. We might choose to pay too much attention to that person that tells us that everything is going great even if we know that they’re probably avoiding being vulnerable.
We choose what to perceive and sometimes our perceptions can be unhelpful. The only thing that we can do about this is to make a mental note every time we realize that we’re our perception fooling us. Easier said than done(:
Now back to work…