In our present world of social media over-indulgence, it’s almost impossible for people to hide behind the scenes these days. Meaning that our lives are often splashed all over the internet, with little left for the rest of the world to imagine.
We no longer have secrets. The intents and beatings of our hearts become known to the whole world even before they move past the infancy stages.
Personally, I do not think this is very productive. And this is why.
Not everyone is committed to your success as much as you do, and so not everyone should have access to your walk towards your success.
Some people’s pre-occupation is to discourage the hell out of you, pointing out a thousand and one reasons why that goal of yours is impossible to achieve.
Others would just become outright jealous, especially if your goals seem juicer than theirs. Why give room for unnecessary beef when you can silently work on perfecting your craft?
Please, don’t get me wrong. Social media is good (and maybe too good), but it can also be bad at the same time if we do not caution ourselves to use it the right way.
I have learned to take some “me” times as I work daily to achieve my goals.
Those are the times I strategize, plan and score big points in working to become more successful. And that includes some necessary ‘down-times’ from social media.
I do not have to announce to the world what I have brewing when it is not even cooked yet. And I have found that during those times when I seem invisible from the world, I record a lot of outstanding success.
Even as writers, producing good content with the potential of impacting lives require some bit of “me” times. You need that time to focus and think through your content before posting it for the rest of the world.
For me, I write best when I have my phone and other social media distraction turned off. You may want to try that out and see the impact it may have on your productivity curve.
And here is one principle I have tried to live by. “People do not have to see me navigate the rough edges, but yes, everyone is allowed to see me once I get to the top of the mountain.”
Taking some “me” times away from social media when working on some important aspects of my goals has kept me disciplined and focused. And it has surely helped me become more productive because I find that I tend to achieve more with all that distraction kept at bay.
It may be hard to implement initially, but I must tell you that it has been absolutely worth it for me!
To your continued success. Cheers!!!
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