Pastor Steven Furtick said, “One reason we struggle with insecurity: we’re comparing our behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.”
You are most likely a victim of looking at others on social media and seeing what you believe is their fabulous lives.
What You See…
- Exotic locations, beautiful homes, parties, and celebrations
- Gorgoeous people posing, relaxing, playing, living effortless lives
- Business success, awards, and accolades
What You Don’t See…
- Problems, obstacles, arguments
- Putting on make-up, hours spent on styling hair, trying on the clothes, posing and re-taking photos, and of course photo enhancements
- Work, stress, rejection, sacrifice
Find your purpose.
We humans need a purpose.
Without it, we look around us for meaning. All we see are other people and we measure their lives (or at least what we see) against our own. We assume they’re healthy, happy, and successful. You really have no idea.
Mark Twain said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Focus on what you desire in life and work towards your goals, I think you’ll find happiness, and ideally joy. When you do that you won’t care what everyone else is doing.
Ignore everyone else.
Stop giving them your attention. You should be living your own life. Quit watching everyone else around you or on social media.
I highly recommend a book called, Once Upon a Time Bitches by Branden LaNette. It’s a fantastic quick read and will help anyone with this issue.
Credit: Andrea Waltz