"Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to yourself. How about that for a bold idea? Throw out the notion of referencing yourself against others. It would be so easy to compare and put yourself down. You can all too easily waste time and obscure your own potential by trying to match someone else’s. I figure that the great ones thought differently and let their truths guide them no matter what cost. At the end of the day, you can’t fuck with it. When you compare, you immediately ensnare yourself with a ton of variables and assumptions that can pull you off the trail. Anyone who thinks for themselves and acts upon these thoughts stands a chance."
Henry Rollins, Smile, You’re Traveling (via anaees)