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Who are your "Jones's" ?

Updated: Jan 24

Keeping up with the Jones's was a term created by a famous comic that was published in 1913. It is an idiom that we use to compare ourselves with the lives of the richer. Many of of us have "Jones's" that we try to compete with. Some of us know our Jones's and some of us may not even be aware that we are competing. How do we stop comparing ourselves to the lives of others? The easy answer would be, stay off of social media. But is that realistic? Nope! For many of us we have so many outlets that we can use that allows us to look into the lives of the rich and famous. We see the people our age enjoying life and seeming like they have no cares in the world, spending money like there's no tomorrow. Yet, for us rent comes around faithfully every first of the month. We work just to pay bills. Is this life? Obviously not. So how do we keep up with the Jones's? We don't! We live life where we are. We do what we can afford until we get to where we want to be. Don't be motivated by others success. Be motivated by your own doings. Where you're at in life is better than where you used to be, and as life goes on, you will continue to grow. Continue to focus on you and stay in your lane because you drive in your own lane the best.

“Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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