Social media might be good for many things, such as connecting with old friends, getting to know people from all around the world, getting inspiration for your projects, and laughing a little at the silly stuff you can find in there.
However, one of the things that social media increased was the comparison. Seeing other people’s lives and success makes it easier for us to compare our lives with theirs, and sometimes this makes us forget about our greatness.
Today I want to increase your motivation with four tips to increase your motivation and stop comparing your success with others.
1.- Add people who add and subtract people who don’t:
One thing you must have in mind is that you don’t need to be around people that make you feel like you’re less than you are. In the real world, you decide who you hang out with. In social media, you need to start doing the same. Click unfollow every account that decreases your self-esteem; unfollow every person who brings out the worst in you. Start following people who inspire you, motivate you to be better, and encourage you to embrace who you are.
2.- Think about an Iceberg:
Have a picture of it on your mind? Great, you’ll see that icebergs seem less harmful than they really are because most of them are undercover. The same happens with social media. People (not everyone) tend to show only the bright side of their life, and you might feel like you’re the only one having bad days. At the same time, the truth is that they have bad days too. So, stop putting so much pressure on your shoulders, trying to be someone you are not, or having everything perfectly done because you don’t need to.
3.- Don’t compare your first step with someone else’s 15th:
Have you ever thought about what the other person did to get where she or he is? What about the time invested in getting there? The steps they have made? The obstacles they have overcome?
You see the success other people have, but you’re trying to compare yourself with someone that might be 5-10-15 steps ahead of you. This means that you can still get there with time, improvement, guidance, ambition, believing.
Trust the progress you’re making. Enjoy and celebrate every single win, no matter how small it is. You deserve to celebrate everything you’re achieving.
4.- Remind yourself every day how great you are:
We all have those days when we forget how amazing we are. We forget about the things we have overcome, our winnings, the challenges we have faced, the uncountable times we made it right.
Start giving yourself some credit. Write down everything you like about yourself. Forget about everyone else. Think about you. What are your talents, your abilities, your skills? What makes you unique? Don’t be shallow. Dive deep. Remember every single achievement in your life.
Now tell me, aren’t you amazing? I’m sure you are!
Pro tip: Start journaling about yourself; write down positive affirmations every day to remind you how great you are.
Keep these 4 tips in mind whenever you feel like comparing yourself with others, and you’ll see how your motivation and confidence will increase.