Envy is scary feeling, especially when it relates to business. With our obsession of social media, it is easy to discouraged with your efforts toward making your dreams come true. You find yourself wondering why not me with more followers, shares, and likes as this person or that person. Why do people believe in their brand more than mine? And I am no expectation. My stalking abilities are paramount and intact. But there’s something wrong with this picture…
It’s our extreme focus on the external progress of our peers rather than the internal resolution of our own problems. You are the problem.
We are so accustomed to the blame game from birth that we forget that everything starts with us even in our careers. We are so quick to cry when things don’t go our way or if another person receives more recognition than ourselves. But dare I ask, why are we so obsessed with others when it’s our face we stare into in the mornings?
Sometimes I’m amazed at the amount of time I devote to trolling other bloggers, wedding planners, and personal accounts on my off days. And the amount of pain and longing that comes with the accomplishments of others. Why not my blog? Why not my Instagram? Why not my Twitter? It’s so childish and outlandish that it makes me question whether I have truly grown up at all.
But during that time, not once did I question my own intentions, skills, or dedication to my cause and reasoning behind starting Feed the Weird and pursuing my career as a Event Designer. I am so laser focused on the why that I forgot the how. How can I do better to get to the places I want to be? I am the problem.
So, what do you do when you are faced with a problem? Continue your hater-raid or actually get off your ass and do something about it?
It’s so fascinating that everyone claims that they are a hustler or a boss these days but who actually works for it? For the longest, I considered myself one because of my severe work schedule but what am I doing besides making dem dollas (insert I Get Money by G Unit)?
I understand that success comes in many forms and what I define as successful may be way different than you but at the end of the day, can you really say that you working toward your success or just another fraud person side eyeing on the low… Too much Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, I apologize…
How are you working toward your goals?
And I thought this infographic was pretty rad…
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