Do not ever compare yourself to anybody! That lesson I learned when I visited probably one of the most luxurious resorts in South Florida, The Breakers. It is an ocean front luxury resort located in Palm Beach. It is the place of what I call the richest, the finest, the best, and the most.
The venue exudes the air of wealth, glamour and perfection. A spectacular resort with Italian-renaissance styling together with modern blends inspires with glory and magnificence. The majestic architecture with frescos and paintings inside breeze the history spirit, the Persian carpets bring the exquisite taste, the spacious ballrooms make the most of wedding celebrations, the upscale restaurants make the atmosphere full of life and vibrancy. In addition to its luxurious appeal, The Breakers is overviewing the deep turquoise ocean, mesmerizing by its natural beauty. “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” ~ Coco Chanel. There is no doubt that life itself is a gift, but there is a special appeal in luxury. It beautifies and adds color to our life. If you wish to indulge into the magnificent world of luxury and exquisite style, the atmosphere of wealth and glamor, and delight your pleasure-seeking senses, the Breakers is a perfect place. Here you can enjoy life at its finest.
Royal place attracts royal people. When I was in there, I felt wonderful. However, I knew I wasn’t at the same level as most of those people. I was talking to one person about life and stuff, and then we touched the subject of travelling. And then he made a little arrogant remark, “Oh, I don’t fly commercial airlines. I have my private jet.” It sounded arrogant in the beginning, but in fact it was not. It was his natural lifestyle. I thought it was cool. However, as a person who doesn’t have a private jet yet, unconsciously I started comparing myself to his success, and it didn’t feel great. (I don’t know why but We tend to compare other people strengths with our weaknesses) He made it sound so easy and effortless, in terms of reaching success that I was like “wow! Why it couldn’t be so easy in my life?” I didn’t bother to even consider the struggles and obstacles that he had to overcome (it is inevitable that he had those; that’s how achievement in life works), I didn’t even consider that he was in his late sixties, I was just impressed by his present results. Usually, when we look at someone who is so successful we look at the view of the inspiration from the top of the mountain and we usually don’t think about climbing that mountain, which is about perspiration. “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” said Thomas Edison.
Obviously, it is never about money and things, but looking at those people with rolex, cartier, rolls Royce and Bentley as symbols or proofs (if you will) of success, I caught myself with a thought that I was depriving myself of my own power. Because my attention was directed to other people’s life and success and not my life success. When we compare ourselves with those who are superior, we feel inferior. When we compare ourselves with those who are inferior, we feel superior. When we stop comparing ourselves with others, we concentrate on our own power.
Get inspired by others, model their patterns of thinking and behavior, adopt their strategies, but always, always focus on yourself. Have clear goals, work hard, have patience, be positive, and point to success no matter what. That is the fastest and shortest way to life fulfillment.