It's easy to weigh ourselves against an outside scorecard, such as how much money we make, whether or not we are keeping up with the Jones', how much we weigh, or how we think we look in the mirror.
The real magic is in paying attention to internal scorecards. "Does this align with my values?"
It forces us to live deliberately, authentically.
More importantly, it forces us to come to grips with our value system and whether or not we even have one.
What are your values?