You tell yourself, “they’re only doing so much, so that’s what I’ll do.” You then go about justifying your decision with your measurement stories – weighing up how much they do, how much you do.
But the funny thing is, THEY are doing exactly the same thing! Judging, assessing and scheming about YOU, deciding how much THEY should or shouldn’t do, based on what YOU are doing!
And so there you both remain. Stuck. In the 50 – 50 dance of mediocrity. Entertaining yourselves with small-minded drama not even worthy of your time, your energy or your life.