Frustration…stress…take a few moments to calm down. You need to change your state of mind. Do you want to stand out from the rest of your peers? No?
Okay, you should go ahead and do the following things:
- Keep on blaming other people for your own losses
- Don’t take responsibility for all of the crap you get yourself involved in
- Look down on everyone who comes across you
- Conform to what other people are doing and lose your individuality
- Snap at everyone who gets on your nerves
- Sedate yourself with the internet
- Lose track of time and surrender your mind
- Consume, consume, consume and consume some more whenever you feel sad
- Consume…consume….consume….whenever you face failure
- Consume….with nothing to gain…
Be a creator instead of a consumer.
What the heck does that mean you ask? Go outside and observe how everyone is caught up in the “Internet Gold Rush.”
You’ll spot a group of people either on their smart phone, iPad, or laptop, hooked on their social media platforms or whatever else the world is addicted to these days. These items are all linked and tied down together by the Internet, and it’s a magnificent tool. Unfortunately, we are all guilty of abusing this gift for the stupidest of reasons.
Instead of creating content, and working on something that can provide invaluable life lessons, reflections, or help-guides and sharing it with the rest of the world...we find ourselves using the internet to:
Watch random YouTube videos for hours on end
Browse all of our social media platforms for who cares how long
Sedate ourselves with Memes
Isn’t this what everyone else is doing? This should mean that there’s nothing wrong with it right??!?!?
When we do these things in excess we become consumers. We live in a world where we can consume at will. Hardly any of us will take the time to create something valuable.
You’re off enjoying what someone uploaded on YouTube…you’re scrolling though a famous Instagram page…you’re even reading this online blog…why not try and do the same thing? You have your own insight so share it through your writing, a video post, or a podcast..transform your time on social media platforms into something else..
All of that time spent for our own pleasure is time that could be used to be productive and you know it. When you have the mindset of a reckless consumer, you are likely to not have any control with other aspects of your life such as time and money. You’ll foolishly sedate yourself with whatever makes you happy until you become bored, and then you’ll waste more time waiting until you’re ready to give it another go.
You’ll be lost in a cycle of emptiness. This same question will loop over and over in your mind: “what can I do to change and take that next step??”
Unfortunately, you think you’re making progress, but in reality you’re like a hamster stuck on a wheel. You’re glued to your social media platforms, and it makes you content with the world.
When you have the tenacious mindset of a producer, you feel liberated. You have your own discipline and control to take care of yourself and others. Creativity demands your time and strength to work hard at producing the best content out there.
You can be of great value to someone who learns about your mistakes and triumphs. There’s a group of people out there searching the web for some type of life lesson you can provide. You may not even know how valuable your own perspective on life is until someone points it out to you. When you make the mindset switch from a consumer into a producer, your value and authority increases. You can also gain a voice and establish yourself online while everyone else types in “funny stuff” in the YouTube search bar for three hours…
I know you’re probably thinking this advice is pointless. After you scroll through this article you’ll probably just go back to your same old life and keep your ideas up in your head. “I can start a serious YouTube channel, or blog later…I can transform my Instagram account into a cash machine when I have time…”
You have the time, this just isn’t a priority for you. I’ll leave you with a few closing suggestions:
- Over the next few days, write out some things on your iPhone notes that you notice…stuff that makes you think…arguments that you have with people so that you can question your own beliefs…
- Talk about these things with people who need the help, you can teach someone something new regardless at what level you’re at
- Instead of complaining about something, shut up and teach someone what you know- be of value to someone
- There are dozens of support groups online you can join, and your words can help someone out in a time of need
- Quit wasting time complaining and get out there and create something!