40+FAB Blog

Measuring yourself

I had an interesting conversation today which reinforced for me that you can’t necessarily look at the quantity of work one has done as a sign of achievement, until you compare it to what they are actually capable of.

My 8 year old son always protests when he is not recognised for doing just the same amount of tidying as his 5 year old brother and we have to point out to him that he is capable of much more than his brother so we expect much more from him.

It is also worth calling out also that we tend to compare ourselves with others and their achievements, however, the only comparison worth making is that we make to ourselves. Only you know when you put in half of what you were capable of but were then praised as someone who had given their all.

You owe it to yourself, and the world around you, to give the very best that you are capable of in every situation you find yourself.