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The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

I really needed to hear this today. I still struggle with shame and feeling like I haven’t done enough, when in reality I think I have done a lot of growing; just because I don’t have much to physically show for it, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t making progress towards my goals. I’m just on a different pace right now and sometimes I hold myself to an unrealistic standard.

Comparing yourself to others can be motivational, but if you find yourself depressed after sizing up your competition or whatever, this quote is for You. I also highly recommend you check out Jenny’s blog,, where you will find some animal photos & videos (major understatement) among her musings. I lifted the quote from her book, Furiously Happy, which I really enjoyed and always revisit when I’m feeling down. She has a way of making me cry and laugh at the same time. She also makes great light of dark stuff. I like that. We might be related.

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