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The Keeping It Personal Show

Oct 17, 2022

Teri and Jen discuss how comparison can be both a positive and a negative force in one's life, and how to avoid succumbing to envy, jealousy, and other negative thoughts. They share how focusing on one's own goals and dreams can help you avoid comparing yourself to others, as opposed to letting comparison steal joy. God has already assigned each one of us our own territory and areas of our lives for us to thrive and be our unique selves.


[00:01 - 04:34] Opening Segment

  • Does comparison steal your joy or inspire you?
  • The different ways comparison can become healthy


[04:35 - 13:47] Comparison Can both Be Good and Bad

  • The definition of comparison
  • Comparison can steal joy, be an envy issue, and be more about a condition of our heart than anything else
  • We should approach every situation by gathering information so that we can do our heart check and determine why it matters to us
  • Learning how to deal with my struggles by focusing on the positive aspects
  • Choosing to see the inspiration and take action, instead of allowing it to be an excuse to not push myself forward


[13:48 - 15:29] Closing Segment

  • The importance of staying in our swim lane and looking up to our creator
  • The warning signs that indicate we need to take action and be purposeful
  • The benefits of self-awareness and being aware of what is holding us back




“Comparison doesn’t ever go away because we’re always going to be exposed to what everyone else is doing…but none of that matters.” - Teri Johnson


“[Athletes] thrive when they're pushing themselves and they’re growing.” - Jen Emslander


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