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Everywhere you look there's a view counter, a like counter, a follow counter.

Now everything is easy to compare to your own. Their numbers were higher, their work must've been better.

This is one dimensional. The easy dimension. But the world is more than one dimension. Sure, you could measure yourself on the easy to see numbers, but what about the other metrics? The non-metrics.

The ones which can't be measured.

Enjoyment, fulfilment, love, creativity, care, authenticity.

These things don't require a number. But they're where you should start.