Why does it feel like everyone ELSE is making sales? The other people on IG seem to have it figured out. Their business is successful, their lives are just so perfect. Why can’t I have THAT kind of life?
Have you thought that before? I know I have. But the reality is that the internet isn’t real. I mean, there are truths out there and real life people doing real life things, but you have to understand, like REALLY understand that when you’re following people online and observing pieces of their lives through an Instagram Feed, you’re only seeing what they want you to see. They are painting a picture for an intended audience.
I have posted my share of package pictures, but what you did NOT see in those photos are the crummy sales days, or the times I stayed up all night long, sharing and engaging with other closets just to wake up to a few low ball offers. That frustration isn’t always captured in those photos.
In real life, finding success isn’t always as straightforward as going from A to B. Not every day is picture perfect – but it’s hard to see that online.
So what are we supposed to do when we’re surrounded by people living out the lives that we feel like we should be living and experiencing? We water our own grass. We focus on our own. We use the time and attention that we have been wasting idolizing other lifestyles and put all that energy towards improving our own situations.
Comparison can be a dangerous thing, especially when comparing apples to oranges. You can’t compare your actual life to what you think someone else is doing based on the information they are allowing you to see. You can’t compare your start to someone else’s middle. It’s so much easier said than done but it’s truly a game changer when you learn to love where you are.
Let what you see online inspire you, let it challenge you to step things up a notch. But you have to learn to draw that line and not allow it to tarnish the vision you have of yourself and the things that you have accomplished.
Make the internet work FOR you, don’t let it WORK you.
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