In today’s society where the digital age is apart of most people’s daily lives, it's tempting to get a distorted image of what an ideal lifestyle is and to contain confidence. As soon as you log in to your favorite social apps, you get a trailer of thousands of people’s life. Constantly seeing people who appear to have a luxurious life, can make it easy to start comparing yourself. It’s normal to have these thoughts, but you really have to think about what it took to get there or even if the picture is really “perfect”. Most of the time people photoshop their pictures due to insecurities they may have. There is nothing wrong with that, but when you are giving someone an unrealistic view of life or yourself, it opens doors for social media users to lack self-confidence because they start to think that is the reality of some peoples lives and wish to attain it. When they do not have the ability to do so, they start beating themselves up over it.
Life is interesting and what I find refreshing is that we all have our own individual paths. We can have similar lives as others, but every single one is unique. I feel it’s like a full-time job trying to create your life based upon what you think success is vs living a life that fills your special purpose and makes you happy.
It’s important to really focus on what makes you happy, where you have passion, and what fulfills you. As I mentioned earlier, it's different for everyone. Never stop doing the things you love and don’t get distracted living someone else's dream. Make your own based on your happiness! Most of the time the people with the most money, flex the least on social media platforms. Yes, you may see an occasional private jet pic but the picture is not about the private jet they are on, most of the time it's a picture that happened to be taken in a jet but focused on celebrating a friendship, birthday, relationship, or promoting a company.
When we were younger we were constantly told not to judge a book by its cover, yet we do it every day through social media. Everyone has there physical flaws and mental flaws but that doesn’t mean you are not perfect to someone! Self-confidence is not they will like me, it’s being fine if they don’t! If the person sitting next to you seems to have a “better lifestyle” try not compare yourself, you do not know what they are going through internally so never wish to be in there place, just allow it to motivate you to be your best self!
Everyone ’s start to finish is different. So, you can’t compare your life to other’s people’s. What worked for them, may not work the exact same way for you! Do something every day that brings YOU closer to living YOUR dream - don’t follow someone else’s.
Be confident in knowing that if you follow your bliss, work consistently and have faith. You will for sure live your best life!
Ask yourself the following questions:
If money didn’t matter, what would you do for a living?
What are the top 5 most important things to you in life?
What can you not live without?