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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 10

BE KIND TO YOURSELF—YOU DESERVE IT

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

—Mahatma Gandhi

Do you ever compare yourself to others? Do you sometimes wish you had someone else’s life because on the surface, his or her life looks better than yours? Well, that type of thinking actually robs you of joy and causes you to lose appreciation for what you have in your life. Let me give you some thoughts to help you stop that stinkin’ thinkin.’

Run Your Own Race

First, you need to understand this important fact: most people only show you what they want to show you about themselves. You may think that someone has a great house, car, marriage, children, and job, but I promise you, you’re seeing only what that person wants you to see. ...

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