Our society has gotten so competitive that people stress themselves out all the time worrying that other people might be doing better than they are. And whether we’re talking about work, school, sports, or anything else, there’s usually another person who is doing something better. After all, the world is a very big place and it’s not reasonable to expect perfection in everything we do.

It’s much healthier to take a step back from the competitive frenzy and remind ourselves that it’s not really about who wins or loses on a particular day—rather, making simple little changes for the better in everyday life will add up to much more as time passes.

Word-art that says "The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday." 

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Great post with a great quote!

  2. Such a gem of truth! Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! 🙂

  3. What a great quote – and a great post! Thanks, Meg 🙂

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