Once upon a time, there was a world out there… Just kidding. We’re all online, all the time. Don’t feel bad if you can’t stop scrolling, neither can the rest of us. 🤓
But it’s true: once upon a time, the world was less connected than it is today, and while that may sound terrible to some (ok, most) of us, it also meant that we all got to be “the best” at something within our tribes.
You couldn’t look up who the best copywriters in the world were and find fifteen names in five seconds… You’d just think it was you! (Or, worst case scenario, your best friend from school.)
In smaller communities, we had to lean on each other’s strengths to survive, which created a sense of trust, confidence, and belonging. We all got to feel like we were needed, at least from time to time. I know, I can’t imagine it either, but that’s what the elders say!
Nowadays, we can see what thousands of people who are more capable, creative, and overall “better” than us (or so we think) are up to every minute of every day. It sounds fun, but it’s not. Well, actually, it doesn’t sound fun either.
Our brains haven’t evolved quite as fast as technology has, and evolutionary anxiety can make it hard for us to see others doing oh so well. And, sometimes, it can even make social media feel unsafe.
Here’s what you can do when that happens:
Maybe the person you are envious of has a whole team or a best friend with lots of free time – goals! – helping them create and promote their stuff. You don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, and you don’t need to!
Enjoy what you (can) enjoy, and then focus on YOU. 🔥