069: The Comparison Trap

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069: The Comparison Trap

Do you often look around and feel that the grass is always greener on the other side as you compare your journey to others? I’ll share how we can move past the Grass is Greener Syndrome, which causes perfectionism, FOMO and lack of motivation. Today, we’ll turn this stumbling block into a starting block so your time and energy is focused on you, not the fantasies of the other side of the fence.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • How to overcome constant comparisons and the idea that the grass is always greener
  • The truth behind social media and how to shift your misconceptions
  • How social media plays into our need to compare and how you can shift your mindset
  • Learn how to stop trying to build success on top of insecurity
  • Taking 3 actionable steps to quit comparing your journey to others

What To Do Next:

  • Learn how to get over your FOMO and focus on what’s important in episode 014
  • Understand that there are no overnight success stories in episode 067
  • Review the three steps mentioned in this episode and the tough questions you can ask yourself to combat the Grass is Greener Syndrome.

Resources and Links


Links to episodes mentioned this week: Episode 014: Get over FOMO, Episode 067: Imposter Syndrome: Stop Holding Yourself Back

Overview of Turning the Grass is Greener Syndrome into a Starting Block:

  1. Comparison is an unwinnable game. We build up stories in our heads about what others’ lives are like, assuming they gained success with little to no effort.
  2. Stop giving the power to others. Your driving motivation shouldn’t be based on others – you should focus time and energy on your work, and do it for yourself.
  3. Water your grass. Cultivate gratitude for the things you already have.


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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton