Dear Entrepreneur,

It’s our human nature that makes us fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. It’s great to get motivated or inspired by the work of someone else, but never let it make you feel ashamed, unworthy, or deflated. You should never compare yourself one-on-one with someone else because it’s dangerous territory.

As an entrepreneur trying to achieve excellence, you should only compare yourself to yourself from yesterday, or yourself from last month, or yourself from last year. This is the only healthy type of comparison because it will help you make incremental improvements based on your previous self so that you can grow over time. No matter how little the improvement is, over time, you will grow exponentially.

With love,