This is the quotation I have up on the wall of my Personal Training Studio.
Too often we compare ourselves with other people. We naturally compare ourselves to others even though we know we shouldn't, we still do it! Particularly now in the age of social media where pictures are shared by a lot of people. But we don’t know their full story, like how long have they been working out, how much time they have for exercise, how much sleep they get, what stresses they have, and what types of food they eat. And then there are also the photo effects like lighting and photoshop! So many factors go into how you are feeling and looking.
Pay attention to one thing and one thing only.
Are you better than yesterday? Are you progressing with what you're doing? It doesn’t matter how fast or slow, as long as you're moving in the right direction. Keep aiming for that 1% better than the previous day/ previous workout. Keep your energy focussed on YOU!