Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Sometimes I get jealous when I see other competitors get certain clients. I start to compare our portfolios, and I get all worked up because I feel they have better clients than me.
The same also happens to me with money and material possessions. I’m happy for my friends that succeed in business, but deep down, I’m jealous they have great offices and more revenue coming into their companies than mine.
We Entrepreneurs all do this. We see our friends on Instagram traveling to Disney, and we get the itch to book a vacation. We notice someone opening a new location and we get down on ourselves for not having launched that new growth opportunity that keeps haunting us.
We Entrepreneurs compare, and it robs us of our contentment. When we’re not content, we’re not able to think in the abundance that God has for us. Inadvertently, we block money from channeling to us.
If we don’t get this contentment issue under control, it will be hard to manage any money. We’ll want to buy more things and make bone-headed decisions all in the name of keeping up with the Jones’s.
The first thing we must do is stop comparing ourselves to other entrepreneurs and become content where God has us today. This mindset shift will take a lot of time and practice.
But don’t take my word for it. The Bible is clear when it says:
“You shall not covet … anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17)
God cares so much about changing our “comparison” mindset that He made it the 10th commandment – right alongside not murdering or stealing!