Comparison is Deadly

Comparison is Deadly

“From the shape of our cells to the swirl of our fingerprints, each human is profoundly, almost incomprehensibly unique. In all the eons of time, amongst trillions of human eggs that have been fertilized and hatched…there is only one you: microscopically remarkable, positively unrepeatable, original, and…beyond compare.”  -Danielle Laporte

5 things Comparison will do to you:

  • Kill your creativity
  • Paralyze you
  • Discourage you
  • Cause Envy, covetousness and jealousy
  • Leaves you feeling defeated and does not help you achieve your goals

Basically, there is no good fruit that comes out of comparing ourselves to others.  We all do it.  I am certainly guilty of comparing myself to others on a daily basis.  What has helped me stop in the past is focusing on the things that I am.  Looking at my strengths and all the things that I have to offer this world.  The bottom line is that we are all awesome in some way.  Looking to the left and the right in comparison only keeps us in one place, stuck and unable to move forward in our own lane and destinies.

“Whatever you do, whatever work you decide to put out in the world, and whatever way your journey unfolds will be TOTALLY different to the ones you’ve been comparing yourself to.” – Natalie Edwards WE ARE AMAZING!!! Keep on doing your thing!!

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On to this incredible jumpsuit by How Gorgeous Shop.  Ever since I received this jumpsuit in the mail, Ben has asked me to wear it on every date night! This jumpsuit is SO flattering, comfortable, on trend and amazing quality! I can’t stop wearing this piece!! Check out more fro the How Gorgeous Shop here.

As always, thank you for stopping by the blog!!

Much love,

Ruthie xo

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Jumpsuit: How Gorgeous Shop

Shoes: ASOS

Watch: Daniel Wellington

Clutch: Gifted

All photos By Sarah Schweyer Photography

33 Comments

  1. Madeleine August 10, 2016 / 7:09 am

    This is beautiful Ruthie!! I wrote about comparison last week and it is absolutely the thief of joy! Thank you for the encouragement this morning 🙂

  2. jennyblaisdell August 10, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Love this entire look! So gorgeous. Also, a very great message.

    xoxo, Jenny

  3. Nicole Leffew August 10, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Love that jumpsuit! And so so true! I find myself always saying their pictures are so much better than mine! But what good does that do? Nothing! I need to work on this! Xo

  4. Nataly Schma August 10, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I struggle with this all the time. It is hard to stay focused on yourself and not looking a what everyone else is doing. Thank you for this beautiful post!
    http://www.beautifullyelegantblog.com

  5. Kait Elizabeth August 10, 2016 / 8:16 am

    You always post things just as I need to hear them. Thank you for writing this

  6. Channing C August 10, 2016 / 8:19 am

    I 100% feel that trying to compare yourself to others will rob you of joy! I’m guilty of it sometimes but when I find myself sinking back into those ways, I just have to remind myself that my journey and someone else’s journey cannot and should not be the same because we all have a path we have to take and we each get there at different times in life. Nothing wrong with that!

  7. simplygailg August 10, 2016 / 8:27 am

    This is the second post I read today about comparison. Low like it’s becoming the theme of the day. You look so beautiful Ruthie. This jumpsuit looks wonderful on you. I really loved this post. Xoxo

  8. peachykeen32 August 10, 2016 / 8:31 am

    You look gorgeous as always! I love the jumpsuit and the heels, too! You style the best outfits. I love the quote “I’m not beautiful like you. I’m beautiful like me.” All the clapping hands on that one!

  9. emilyafisk August 10, 2016 / 9:03 am

    So true! I love your quotes, as well. Rocking that jumpsuit!

  10. Kim August 10, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Such a great, inspiring post. I definitely needed to read this today (ps- that jumpsuit looks fab on you!)

    XO, Kim

    simpleyetchic.com

  11. tiffaniatbretonbay August 10, 2016 / 9:46 am

    “I’m not beautiful like you, I am beautiful like me” AMEN!!! Such a great line and amazing inspiration to be ME!! The world we live in with social media has made it even harder to not compare…it’s an everyday struggle a bit. But like you said, focus on your strengths and unique qualities and embrace them!! I adore that jumpsuit too, love the chambray look and it’s paired perfectly with the bright shoes!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  12. taylorannes95 August 10, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Great post. Comparison is the worst. It just takes away your individuality!

  13. Logan Can August 10, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    I could not agree more. I love this dress! So gorgeous!

  14. Heather Johnson August 10, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Oh Em GEE! I LOVEEE this post! So true and that image that says ” I am not beautiful like you, I am beautiful like me” is perfect! It is so so easy to compare – especially in today’s world. I adore this reminder and I just want to say that you are one of the most positive and encouraging beauties I have ever come to know, and I insist that someday we must meet in person! <3 😉 Thank you for this post and a beautiful incredible reminder… of the truth.
    XX,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

  15. Kindly Unspoken August 10, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Love this post! Comparison does nothing but create self doubt, which is so detrimental! You look beautiful!

  16. Charlotte August 10, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Beautifully written! And so very true!!!!!

  17. Aspen Renée August 10, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Certainly enjoyed this! It’s so hard sometimes to stop comparing to others when things look so good from the outside! Thanks for this beautiful reminder! xo Aspen Renée

  18. darlingdearestblog August 11, 2016 / 6:42 am

    The jumpsuit looks so comfortable! Loved this post. Comparison really can do ALL of those things- and it’s all to prevalent in the blogging community. Little reminders like this help!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

  19. Amanda Kruse August 11, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Great post! This is something we all struggle with unfortunately. You styled this jumpsuit perfectly! I love those lace up heels!

  20. dashingdarlinblog August 11, 2016 / 11:28 am

    First of all, you are one hot momma!! Love this jumpsuit and those shoes ❤️ Secondly, your words are so true.. Comparison is deadly. Embracing ourselves, flaws and all, is key to kill off comparison. Love you and your big heart!! You are beautiful.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  21. worldwidestylista August 11, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Looking gorgeous as always! You are totally rocking that jumpsuit!! Thanks for sharing this about comparison, it’s so easy to fall into the trap as a blogger but focusing on your strengths is definitely helpful ❤️

    xoxo, CiCi
    http://www.worldwidestylista.com

  22. January Hart August 12, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Fantastic post, lady!! I think all of us ladies need this reminder often…it’s so easy to fall back into not feeling “up to par” with others. Keep sharing these positive messages!! xo

    Have a great weekend, sweet lady!!
    January
    http://www.januaryhart.com

  23. Lele February 25, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    One thing I love about your blog is that your workouts and recipes are do-able! I’m such a busy person that I cannot figure out how some can fit in 2-hour long workouts twice a day AND create amazing, five-course meals. I’m lucky if I can find time to pick up breakfast! LOL Thank you for making a hes-thyllifeatyle seem achievable. Can’t wait for Schweaty September!

  24. Trish February 25, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Thknas for taking the time to post. It’s lifted the level of debate

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