At one point in our lives or another, we have all face that terrifying instance, questioning our own self-worth. It is usually brought on by our confidence being rattled to its core.
There is not much left in this world we can all truly call our own.
"The first rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first" - Brian Tracy - Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.
Like the New Years, we tell ourselves we will be a certain weight by x amount of time or have saved a certain amount of money by x amount of time, and so on. We hype ourselves up over new possibilities to come. The research has been done, the steps to get there are laid out. But we are setting ourselves up for eventual failure. And then we start again, and again, and again.
There exists, in the human organism, a drive to evaluate his opinions and his abilities - Leon Festinger of "A Theory of Social Comparison Processes"