Let's just get straight to the point.
We can all agree the power that social media has over our day-to-day lives. Humans spend at least 3+ hours a day on social platforms and that doesn't even include technology on its own.
Now don't get me wrong, social media has its benefits but lets talk about the people that misuse it...mostly to tell lies or to be perceived differently than who they truly are.
What I've found in my personal experience is I stay a lot happier when I keep things to myself. Not announcing every win, every gift from my man, every late night and early morning because at the end of the day, it's all meaningless, like the wind.
You have to come to a point where you feel so comfortable and confident within yourself, that social media and technology is non-existent.
You also have to come to a point that although you don't post all of your wins on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook... that you are proud of yourself instead of looking for acceptance online.
Let's be real, everyone isn't going to like you.
I've made tons of money keeping my wins to myself, because when you begin to broadcast every win, social media has a way of making you feel like you aren't doing enough.
I'll be the first to admit how much power social media had over my life. Looking for acceptance, looking for people to like what I post or what I do...
When the reality was... I was doing enough and I still am.
The paper chase is real in 2016, and what you should always take away is understanding that confidence in yourself is key and these 3 things will stop you from reaching your full potential:
2. Lack of confidence
3. Lack of motivation and consistency
...which all stem down to one common denominator, FEAR.
Which I have a lot of, but I am learning that in order to continue making the money I want to make, I have to boss up and stop being afraid because this shit is the process.
Failure is the process.
So readers and readettes, instead of wondering who is up to what and who has the latest of what, understand that the internet is an engine to highlight perception. People have the power to make themselves feel important through technology, even when they are struggling day-to-day.
Control yourself, protect your mind and protect your ideas. Your confidence comes from within and rather looking for acceptance in places that don't exist (like social media), what matters more is your spirit when people are around you.
Losing your pride, gaining the confidence, motivation and working consistently is what grants you the paper you are chasing, not posting the latest bags or your 5-star meal. Although I understand you want to showcase the moment (lol).
So before you begin to believe the posts people make on the 'gram that showcase them living their life, or having an "easy" life, understand that you are and always will be in your own lane. You are in charge of your paper chase and the only person that can get in the way of that is you.
Overall, put the phone down and cheat on the 'gram with a pen and paper. Write down what you want to accomplish and what is stopping you from accomplishing it.
Success does not happen over night. Success happens when you lose your pride, gain your confidence, motivation and consistency.
So with that being said, TWEET ME and let me know what is on your mind.
Do you feel like Instagram motivates you to be better? Does Twitter? What pushes you to be better or what is your morning routine to get you going?
I will RT your responses because I know someone out there needs the advice.
All in all, happy Monday and remember... you are in your own lane and the only thing stopping you from your paper chase... is you!