Every moment spent being jealous is a moment wasted.
My wife and I are building a new home. This summer, we took the opportunity to walk through some homes featured in what they call “The Parade of Homes”.
They were ginormous and, in my opinion, extremely opulent. The size and lavishness of the homes are not what bothered me. What bothered me was the hordes walking through, and looking at how less than 1% of 1% live their lives.
Most walked away with a twinge of depression as they unwittingly started playing the comparison game. Me included.
We don’t have much time on this earth. I’m in my 50’s, and I’m baffled how astonishingly fast time has passed. I don’t have time or energy for jealousy.
If your focused-on others, you’re not focused on you. Instead of wasting time in the comparison game, choose to spend your time on self-improvement.
I’m teaching my youngest kids to drive. I am always telling them to “stay in your lane and focus on your car.”
You shouldn’t care about how fast or slow others are going around you. Stay in your lane, and stay focused. If you are worried about what others are doing, you are not focused on what you are doing.
If you focus on you, one day you’ll marvel at how far you have come and the beautiful life you’ve traveled.
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.