I did a podcast this week with GEO
, you can check it out here.
Geo is an amazingly talented designer I met one day in Elliot Ulm’s discord server. He works super hard and has this over-achiever-type mindset that I’m jealous of and amazed to see at the same time. He is also a digital nomad which is pretty cool, who wouldn’t wanna travel around the world doing after effects in little coffee shops… well maybe not the after effects part. Anyway, we got to talking about a little feeling I think we’ve all experienced, comparing yourself to other creatives.
Seeing other people succeed or doing cool things should automatically make us proud and happy for our homies. The bad part inside of you though instantly makes you feel
“Why didn’t I get that opportunity”
“How come I’m not as good at photoshop”
“I want more money like that”
obviously paraphrasing to make it simple but you get the point. It’s so easy to see people winning around you and feel discouraged. The thing you gotta try to remember though is everyone has had a different upbrings, different life, and a different journey. There are probably people comparing themselves to you and feeling jealous at that exact moment. You can’t compare yourself to others and you shouldn’t wanna be like them either because you get to be YOU. YOU are the only person who gets to live that life too so make it worth it.