I’m not as…

It’s easy to get caught up in self-talk along the lines of – “I’m not as smart/articulate/strategic/insert-your-favorite-aspirational-word as <insert benchmark>.”

This post isn’t about avoiding comparisons however.

If you can, you should definitely do so.

It just isn’t easy.

Another approach to tackling this problem is to just habitually add a line every time we hear ourselves saying so. In this version, we’d say – “I’m not as brilliant as person X. But, I’m me. And I’m enough.”

That turns out to be true 100% of the time.