What You Should Do To Compare Your Progress

Nov 17, 2022

It’s so easy to compare where you are to someone else.  You see someone else achieve success but you don’t know the whole story.  You can’t compare your progress to someone else who has been at it longer, had more practice, or has had more resources available to them.  Especially if you haven’t been taking consistent action to achieve your goal.  Here is what you should do instead of comparing your progress to someone else.


Consistent Action

When you see someone else succeed, take a look and see what they did and how they achieved success.  Usually, it boils down to being consistent, more often, and for a longer period of time.  Massive progress is made by taking consistent daily action.  It’s not working on your goal every now and then, it’s being consistent.  Use the success of others as inspiration to fuel you and motivate you into action.  There is no reason why you can’t achieve their level of success or higher.  Know that it is possible for you and believe that you can achieve success through consistent action. 


Starting Point

Next, take note of where you started and compare your progress to your own starting point.  Do not compare your progress to someone else’s.  Look and see how far you’ve come from when you first began.  Celebrate the progress that you’ve made.  If you haven’t made progress, dig deeper and ask yourself why.  Don’t make excuses.  Figure out what is getting in the way of you taking consistent action and make a plan to change it.  Decide how you can move forward from here by choosing your next small action step that you can take right now.  Remember your starting point.


Not Happening Fast Enough

Lastly, you might not be as far along as you’d like to be towards achieving your goal.  Don’t let that stop you.  It does not define your worth or make you a failure.  You will succeed with time and patience.  You never know how long it’s going to take.  But, if you know what you want to achieve and why, you can make it happen.  Don’t give up!  Be committed to doing the work and figuring it out.  There will be things that you’ll have to keep adjusting and experimenting with.  You might not know exactly how to achieve your goal or when it’s going to happen.  But, it will if you stay focused, remain committed, and keep taking action.  It might just take you longer than you had thought.



Everyone starts from a different point to achieve a goal.  Just because you’re starting further back or are seeing little progress, doesn’t mean that you’re incapable of achieving success.  It may just take you longer.  Comparing where you are to someone else is irrelevant.  It has no bearing on what you can achieve.  If you want to compare your progress, then compare it to your own starting point.  If you’re not making the progress that you had hoped, then address why and create a plan to take consistent action.  Do not give up on yourself, your goal, or your dreams in life because it’s not happening fast enough for you.  It will happen, if you keep at it and continue taking action.


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