Nugget #24 **DON'T MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS BY WHAT OTHERS HAVE AND HAVEN'T DONE.** Several years ago I met a friend whom I have known for over 10 years. He looked at me and said, "John, I see all the great things that God has done in your life and how He has caused you to increase in every way. But, as I began to look at YOUR life I became full of doubt as to what God was doing in MY life." He said, 'I saw what He had done in YOURS and I began to doubt what that God was really working in MINE because I had not had the same success that you have." I turned, looked at him and said, "Well if it's true that you feel bad because God has been good to me, then would it be true that you would feel better if I had had terrible failures and had been doing much worse over the past several years?" He gave me a quizzical look and he responded and said, "No, that would not be true." I said, "Well, if it is true for one it is true for the other. Really, it shows how inaccurate your thinking is. What happens in MY life has nothing to do with what God is doing in YOUR life." Too many people know how to live everybody's life but their own.