Sunday, April 3, 2011

Where You Stand Depends on Where You Look

Are you doing well? Average? Below average? We know the  answer. It’s obvious, isn’t it?

But how do you know the answer? Where does your response come from?

These judgments, in truth, are entirely relative. Feelings of success are based on our position relative to those who have accomplished less. Feelings of failure are based on our position relative to those who have accomplished more.

Your feelings are as dependent on your frame of reference as they are on anything you’ve done.

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