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Why Comparing Yourself With Others (Usually) Isn't Helpful

By Hillary Rettig

 

Perfectionists LOVE comparisons. They'll compare themselves to any writer, living or dead.

Or any nonwriter, for that matter.

So, it's an endless stream of: Why don't I write as much as X? Why am I not as original as Y? Why don't I sell as many books as Z?

Also, why aren't I as rich as my sibling? Or, why don't I have a house as nice as my cousin's?

March 3, 2016 | Hillary Rettig

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