Others may look like they do similar things to you but it won’t be exactly the same as what you bring to the table.
Because to every situation, you bring your most up-to-date unique mix of history, experiences, culture, story, skillsets, mindset and personality.
It’s taken me a while to fully appreciate that my “James Beng Lee (JBL)” Factor is unique and valuable.
And yes the critical voice of comparison has been my primary destructive opposer for as long as I can remember.
In the realm of life & business coaching, I will bring a JBL Factor. Other coaches/advisers/consultants I know will bring theirs.
In music/songwriting. I will bring a unique JBL factor to songs written and/or sung. Other singer/songwriters will bring theirs.
In leadership, I will bring what I bring. In parenting…in sports…writing…the list goes on.
It’s important to know that bringing our unique factor doesn’t mean we stop learning and being open to growth.
Actually imitation is one of the best ways we learn new things (just look at children and how they learn).
But be careful when imitation turns to comparison!
And how do we combat this inevitable imitation to comparison progression?
I found that embracing my unique factor while appreciating the unique factor of others, is a way that helps me when the disease of comparison rears its ugly head.
So friend, I’m keen t
What’s your unique [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE] factor?
I encourage you to BRING IT.
To every situation/role/responsibility in front of you today.
Because NOONE ELSE CAN BRING YOU.
And remember - while you bring your unique factor, make space for others to bring theirs.