Episode #58: When Comparisonitis Strikes

Imposter syndrome is a common topic these days, but most of the time the conversations center around comparing yourself to others. But what about the other form of “comparisonitis”? The one where you compare yourself to yourself. 

This bad habit puts your current self in comparison with different versions of you, like your past self or ideas of the person you think you should be. 

A few weeks ago, I went on a bike ride that I used to do regularly for fun in my twenties… And let me tell you, all sorts of self-comparison popped up for me on that hard, sweaty, struggle of a ride. I’m pretty sure I only finished it because there was no other option. 

This type of imposter syndrome can be super de-motivating, because you know that the thing you are struggling with used to be (or “should” be) easy. In this episode, I’m sharing the embarrassing story of that fateful bike ride and everything I learned along the way, including tips to overcome self-comparison in the future. 

Here’s a Peek at the Episode

  • [01:32] Getting back on my road bike for the first time in twenty years.
  • [03:48] Riding with my past: things get hard. 
  • [04:39] It turns out that I’m not the only one who has had this experience.
  • [08:30] The takeaways from my ride, and tips to conquer self-comparison. 

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