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Positives, Negatives, & Ways to Avoid the Trap of Comparison | PD Podcast Ep.62

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In today's episode, Sue and Alex discuss the thief of joy—comparison. Listen in as they talk about how comparison can creep in, affect you, how to get out of the rut, and even how to leverage it as a positive.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode.


(0:00) Intro

(0:44) Ways comparison can creep into your life

(7:31) How comparison can negatively affect you

(10:19) The benefit of having a short-term memory

(12:57) Surrounding yourself with people who want to improve themselves

(15:54) Focus on improving at long-term tasks

(22:18) What can you do when you're struggling with comparison? (with a real-world example)

(26:22) Using comparison to learn from others

(29:07) Confidence & self-belief

(36:18) Training your mind & how you think

(38:44) Triggers—when to face them & when to avoid them

(44:29) Using comparison for motivation

(46:36) Grounding yourself with gratefulness

(48:08) Celebrating others

(55:55) Some final quick tips

(1:01:54) Wrap-up

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A Theory of Social Comparison Processes by Leon Festinger -

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