You’re Beyond Compare

Jul 22, 09 You’re Beyond Compare

One of the most effective ways to feel lousy about yourself is to compare yourself to other people. When I was a kid, I was in the Boy Scouts. My older brother was a patrol leader. The patrol leader is responsible for organizing, motivating, and managing his patrol which is five to ten boys. I was the assistant patrol leader. My brother had an authoritarian leadership style which was effective for him. He eventually got promoted to senior patrol leader and I was bumped up to patrol leader. I emulated his bossy leadership style. It completely bombed. Later, I discovered that my leadership style was more collaborative. When it comes to who you are and what you do, you’re beyond compare. Be sure to read Angela Treat Lyon’s wonderful article, Do You Compare (and Kick) Yourself?

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