Why is it that people do things to themselves that tear them down instead of building them up? My big confession is that I do this to MYSELF. How irritating is it that I do something to myself that is detrimental to my overall happiness?!
Hi. I am Angela and I like to compare my photography to other photographers. Yep. I do. Then I stew on how much better they are than me, or ask myself, “How did they get that job?” or “Why don’t I have that many likes on facebook?” You get the point? We all do it!
So, I have decided to take my own steps to stop myself from this horrible cycle. Here they are:
1. ”Unlike” or ”Hide” any photographer in my Facebook feed (put your facebook link here) that I constantly compare myself to. Out of sight out of mind right?
2. Repeat the following statement to myself daily-”I am on my own path”. Remember how far I have come from five years ago in my career.
3. Facebook is not my friend right now-stop surfing!
There you have it. When I started practicing my steps I immediately felt better. It made me focus on me and my artist path instead of everyone elses. I am happy for other people and where they are going, but I am more happy for me and being proud of where I am right now enjoying the journey.
Here are some images from when I first started working towards becoming a portrait photographer and some of my most recent work.
Do you compare yourself to others? Is there something specific that you find yourself always comparing yourself too?