What’s keeping us from having authentic conversations and relationships?
What’s heaping upon us unneeded anxiety, fear, and feelings of failure — and then we wonder why we’re struggling to move forward in our lives?
We all struggle. Yet, we’re all struggling to make it appear like we’re not struggling. (click to tweet that)
The biggest problem I see? The New OCD — Obsessive Comparison Disorder.
Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Teddy Roosevelt
Wort of all — Obsessive Comparison Disorder isolates us.
It’s hard to talk about the hard stuff in our lives if we’re constantly trying to make it appear like nothing in our lives is hard.
I first defined and wrote about this new OCD — Obsessive Comparison Disorder — in 2011 in this blog here at All Groan Up about the crazy-making of comparison. Then I wrote about it more in my book 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and even in recent articles like this one on Relevant magazine.
However, this week I climbed up to the mountains to talk even more honestly about the effects of Obsessive Comparison Disorder and how we stop it.
I even talk about something Obsessive Comparison Disorder compels me to do that I’m not proud of (hint: it might involve raw cookie dough).
As I wrote in 101 Secrets For Your Twenties,
“We need to sail on our own ship instead of drowning trying to swim to everyone else’s.”
We need to stop our Obsessive Comparison Disorder before it completely stops us.
How is Obsessive Comparison Disorder effecting you and how do you begin to cure it? Watch the video below to find out.