When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you - Lao Tzu
Have you ever tried this? Just being you? Pulling off the mask and the costumes and whatever else you have been hiding behind and just being yourself? Perhaps you are already living like this... but for those of you who feel like you are constantly looking at where you are not instead of where you are, then it's time to give it a try.
I wish it were so simple as just taking off a mask. It isn't. But if you pick a moment where you feel comfortable enough to just be you, you will get to marvel at what the universe does in your favour. Things seem to just fall into place, people seem to relate to you in a more genuine way and the best part: YOU are you. You are not weighed down. You can stop comparing yourself to anyone. Because they are not you. You are not them. And the only person's respect you need is your own.
Sometimes all we need is reassurance that we can be ourselves. So here it is: you are marvellous, you are wonderful and you are you. And you are MORE than enough. So get on out there and keep being you.