3-2-1: On Leveraging Social Media Addiction, Achieving Your Dream Life, and Friedrich Nietzsche
Wisdom Wednesday #16
It's time for your weekly dose of wisdom.
Here's 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to mull over this week.
3 Ideas From Me:
Stop fighting against your social media addiction. Start leveraging it.
Unfollow everything that wastes your time or sets you in states of avoidance or fear (news, politics, toxic friends, memes, etc)
Replace them with a dozen people, pages, groups, or channels that move you forward and set you in states of abundance and growth (business, motivation, new things you want to learn, etc).
Do this on your most used social first, then on the rest. Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, tiktok, etc.
Now, anytime you go on social media to waste some time, you will have no choice but to be learning, improving, and inspiring yourself.
Your dream life will manifest ten years from the day you commit to taking consistent action toward it.
No matter where you are, or how bad your situation is, or what you've been through:
If you will take action even a few times a week, you can achieve what ever it is you dream in less than ten years.
Ten years is a long time for sure, but every day you procrastinate it, only adds a day to how long it will take.
Start now. You will thank yourself soon enough.
You don't have bad habits, you have over used habits.
The problems of “negative behaviors” like social media, TV, alcohol, binge eating, video games, frivolous purchases, etc. are not a matter of kind but a matter of degree—it’s not that you’re doing them, it’s that you’re doing them too much.
And the more you do them, the more you want to do them, reducing your motivation for other activities.
The solution is to diversify: cultivate one or two dozen rewarding activities—with at least half of them “productive” rather than “consumptive”—and work to maintain a good balance amongst all.
If one behavior starts to become too dominant: increase the friction to doing it or temporarily cut it out, so that the others can pick up the slack.
2 Quotes From Others:
Winston Churchill on success:
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
Nietzsche on how we use politics as a cop out to ditch responsibility, and that the right thing to do is to keep your head down to focus on your goals, and on growing and helping only those who share your path:
"As soon as any war breaks out, precisely the noblest men in the population begin to experience a delight which is kept secret:
"they throw themselves rapturously into the new danger of death because it seems to offer them that long-desired permission—the permission to deviate from their goal; war offers them a detour to suicide, but a detour with a good conscience.
"And, although I will keep quiet here about some things, I do not wish to keep quiet about my morality, which tells me:
"Live in seclusion so that you are able to live for yourself. Live in ignorance of what seems most important to your age.
"Lay at least the skin of three hundred years between you and today.
"And let the clamor of today, the noise of war and revolutions, be but a murmur to you.
"You will also want to help—but only those whose distress you properly understand because they share with you one suffering and one hope—your friends—and only in the way you help yourself.
"I want to make them braver, more persevering, simpler, more full of gaiety. I want to teach them what is today understood by so few, least of all by these preachers of compassion: to share not pain, but joy!"
Source: The Gay Science, P192.
1 Question For You:
This week, whenever feeling anger, or anxiety, or sadness, ask yourself:
What if this is actually a good thing?
That's all for today!
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