Never Compare yourself with anyone. Research shows that in Olympics “Bronze medal winners are happier than Silver medal winners”
Silver medal winners compare themselves with Gold medal winners. Their mindset would be like, “ If I would have clocked a few seconds faster, then I would have win a gold medal”.
Bronze medal winners compare themselves with the other participants who have missed out the medals. Their mindset would be like, “ Thank god! I just clocked on time and won bronze!”
So what is the ultimate life implication from this research?
Upward comparison is stressful & Downward comparison is stress-free. It’s all about who you’re comparing yourself to.
Let me now correlate this with my real life scenarios.