"Don't ever let anybody tell you that they are better than you". This is a line from one of my all-time favourite movie Forrest Gump. This movie has an emotional impact on me even after watching it multiple times. The movie is a lesson on the indomitable human spirit. The characters are forever etched in memory ; a mother who instills hope and does not give up on her son and a son who never lets anything interfere with his happiness and achieves success when many don't expect him to. When you come to think of it, many of us lose our confidence when we see or listen to others and make comparisons. The constant internal and external comparison can drain the energy and one can experience feeling stuck. A client put it very simply, " Everyone I know have succeeded or at least, they are one step ahead of me. I have not started my journey" I worked with this client to just focus on the first step. We did not create big goals or future vision. Taking a step from the place of being stuck helped him take other steps easily.I believe just keeping the focus on self and not putting oneself down can give the confidence to step out and take the first few steps.