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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

We won't be distracted by comparison if we're captivated with purpose.

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Bob Goff

Bob Goff is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, founder of the nonprofit human rights organization Love Does, and self-described “recovering lawyer.” This musing on rooting oneself in purpose to minimize comparison comes from his 2019 book “Live in Grace, Walk in Love.” Goff uses this quote to discuss the importance of helping others rather than sizing ourselves up against them. He goes on to write, “Look for the people around you who are suffering in some way, and take one of their worries off their plate in secret … We won’t have time to measure ourselves against one another if we fill our time scheming ways to lift one another up.” Goff believes that focusing on helping those around us not only empowers communities, but also allows us to release ourselves from the toxic societal pressure to view ourselves as inferior or superior to others.

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