43 Comments
  • Marcio Coelho
    Posted at 06:14h, 06 February Reply

    hahahahaha… so awesome… that’s why i’m your fan…

  • Gina Horkey
    Posted at 06:16h, 06 February Reply

    Point taken! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Leah Adams
    Posted at 06:16h, 06 February Reply

    You nailed it. That is powerful!

  • Emily
    Posted at 06:24h, 06 February Reply

    I can’t believe you forgot this!
    2.

    • Eileen
      Posted at 06:57h, 06 February Reply

      ha! Yep. It’s an infinite list

  • jill
    Posted at 06:36h, 06 February Reply

    I just clicked back and forth looking for the post and wasted a good three or four minutes. I can be slow that way.

    Point taken!

    Thank you.

  • Pam
    Posted at 06:42h, 06 February Reply

    Perfect!
    One of the best teachings I have ever received is “stay on your own path”.

  • Rodney "RJ" Young
    Posted at 06:50h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant!

  • Troy Stoneking
    Posted at 06:56h, 06 February Reply

    This is dead on! Plus bonus points to you Jon for the shortest blog post I have ever seen that actually has value. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ben
      Posted at 07:33h, 06 February Reply

      I agree. There should be an award for this. As this in the inaugural award, let’s call it, “The Acuffs”.

  • David Mike
    Posted at 06:59h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant! Hilarious!

  • K.C. Mc.
    Posted at 07:17h, 06 February Reply

    So the point is that it is a waste of time to compare your success to others.

  • Heather
    Posted at 07:49h, 06 February Reply

    I think that about covers it. Thanks for your research. And for the reminder.

  • Joshua Rivers
    Posted at 07:55h, 06 February Reply

    I love #1!

  • James Sommers
    Posted at 08:08h, 06 February Reply

    Oh Jon, you missed this one! You forgot:

    1.) Anxiety
    2.) Depression
    3.) Sadness
    4.) Loneliness
    5.) Low Self Worth

    Oh wait…you said GOOD things. My bad.

    Here’s what I would ad to your list.

    2.)

  • Debbie Wilson
    Posted at 08:13h, 06 February Reply

    Amen!

  • Erik w/a "k"
    Posted at 08:26h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant

  • Barry Myers
    Posted at 08:49h, 06 February Reply

    Well done, Jon. AWESOME post…and as true as queso is delicious.

  • Adele
    Posted at 09:01h, 06 February Reply

    Ha! Oh so bloody true! Such a nasty game to play. You never win.

  • Erik Carlson
    Posted at 09:04h, 06 February Reply

    One of the world’s shortest yet most profound blog post. Kudos Jon!

  • Joey Cagle
    Posted at 09:07h, 06 February Reply

    Totally agreed!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 09:11h, 06 February Reply

    Jon, thanks for the subtle reminder! I struggle with this and have to stay focused on what I can control and not worry about the things I can’t.

  • Jon Perrin
    Posted at 09:34h, 06 February Reply

    That’s awesome!

  • shannan
    Posted at 10:36h, 06 February Reply

    That about sums it up.

  • KC
    Posted at 10:58h, 06 February Reply

    Pure genius.

  • Daniel Decker
    Posted at 11:07h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant! Lol.

  • Dan
    Posted at 11:12h, 06 February Reply

    People make themselves so miserable with comparisons!

  • Justin Carper
    Posted at 11:55h, 06 February Reply

    Boom

  • LHA
    Posted at 12:07h, 06 February Reply

    Heh heh. Indeed.

  • Bob
    Posted at 12:12h, 06 February Reply

    LOVED THE POST! I wrote a novel (below) about semantics… maybe I should have just typed, “LOL!” Love your posts, Acuff! Thanks for all you do!

    I do have to say a kind of caveat or semantic point… as a musician, it’s important for me to be aware of “levels” for lack of a better term. When I started playing the sax, I listened to a lot of Charlie Parker and Art Pepper and I needed to compare and copy in order to grow. The difference is that I wasn’t assuming that this was the final stage of my growth as a musician and therefore, if I fell short I was counted, measured and judged as “not good enough.” But, instead, I was measuring against the cream of the crop of sax players so that I could tell when I was improving and by how much. Sure, I could have measured myself against myself but it’s a lot harder to get a “yard marker” that way since your performance will be intuitively “compared” by your audience. The same goes in my faith; I surround myself with people who are so much better at loving others and ultimately, I compare my ability to love and serve against the greatest: Jesus. I know I’ll never live up, but it keeps me from the feeling that I have arrived and makes me ask God to extend my ability to love and serve a little more each day.

    Point being, I compare to measure growth on a certain, specific skill or task, not to measure my overall personal value which can never be the sum of any individual or group of tasks but is found in the uniqueness of our creation. The thought that Christ rose and ascended to the throne as King of All and with the same act, confirmed the unique value of each of His individual creations – “…saw that it was good.” through the eyes of the Redeemer. It doesn’t matter how well I play the sax, my value is found because He valued me enough to die for me.

    Too preachy? lol …well, someone has to “troll” every once in a while… j/k

  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:16h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant.

  • Nia Joy
    Posted at 12:32h, 06 February Reply

    I knew that was your answer before “reading” it! Lol

  • Mark Myles
    Posted at 13:17h, 06 February Reply

    This list is epic.

  • Dan Erickson
    Posted at 14:27h, 06 February Reply

    If I posted the same list I’ll bet no one would notice, but who’s comparing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tracy
    Posted at 16:26h, 06 February Reply

    Brilliant!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 16:27h, 06 February Reply

    Ain’t that the truth!

  • rybla
    Posted at 18:57h, 06 February Reply

    I wish I could come up with a list as good as that!

    Oh, hang on…

  • Matt McWilliams
    Posted at 10:10h, 07 February Reply

    My list is better. Just sayin’

  • Deborah
    Posted at 10:12h, 07 February Reply

    Hey Jon,
    Funny, as I was reading this title… my first thought was “nothing good”.

  • Jeri
    Posted at 08:36h, 08 February Reply

    Ah, geez! That took me a minute…which it always does. Thanks.

  • Jacqueline
    Posted at 09:58h, 14 February Reply

    This is hilarious!

  • Chris Hooper
    Posted at 07:39h, 19 June Reply

    This is the first post I have ever read where the title is not only longer than the content itself. But WAYYY longer than the content.

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