I’ve never been a huge fan of social media. I’ll make a post on Facebook and Instagram once every few months. Sometimes I feel like I’m on the outside looking in. Looking in at perfect beautiful life changing moments, endless success, great relationships, and amazing trips. I usually feel genuinely happy, but sometimes envy tries to creep in. If I start to feel inadequate I’ve always been quick to put less focus on social media.
Lately I’ve had such a different outlook on social media. I follow a lot of people who have accomplished the things that I want to accomplish. They inspire me to work toward my goals. I think “If they did it, why can’t I? ”
If I feel the familiar twinge of envy, then I ask myself why. Am I actually lacking something, or am I just taking what I have for granted? If desire something I don’t have, then how do I accomplish it? What are the first steps that I can take?
I truly think that it’s better to try to accomplish the things you desire and risk failure, then to always wonder what if. Even if you don’t reach your goal, you’ll at least land somewhere closer to it.
I’d love to hear other perspectives on this topic. Do you think that social media can be used as motivation?