We can all sometimes suffer from comparison-depression. They say ‘a picture is worth a words’, we all know though that sometimes behind that picture can often be a thousand more words that we can’t or won’t ever see. A topic that seems to be coming up in many of my daily conversations with people lately is how Facebook/Social Media affects us. Social media can be a business tool, especially for business development and recruitment which are core business objective at The Wish Group, it can be helpful for staying up to date with our friends and family, however it can also have its dark side.
I’m sure we’ve all felt the feeling before of seeing an image or update of someone having success or experiencing something amazing and then the downward spiral begins. We start comparing, perhaps even becoming resentful that a certain person is not deserving, it’s not fair and it should be you and all of a sudden the things in our life pale in comparison.
The truth is sometimes things are not always what they seem. We have no idea what that person is currently or has been through. We don’t always know what’s behind the scenes of that picture, the hard work put in, the tears, the frustration, the past challenges that they had to push themselves through to get there. Sometimes, it’s nothing more than the Grace of God that’s allowed them to be or have what they have. Sometimes Grace can knock Karma out of the park because maybe that person just has a certain calling or destiny in life that other people will be blessed by.
So instead of letting this depress us, let’s rather ask ourselves:
What can I do NOW to inch my way closer to a dream or to feeling better about myself? What have I proudly accomplished in my own life that others might look at as successful and may wonder how I got there? What can I learn from seeing a colleague/friend/family member achieve something I also want?
Rejoice in the success of others and focus on you how you are living and can impact your own special destiny. Keep your life’s purpose in mind and focus on what you can control which is a having a positive attitude and taking action on a daily basis, that coupled with grace will make all of your dreams come.