Feeling like everyone else around you is successful and you’re not

You’re casually scrolling down Instagram and see someone who has just been promoted, or even starting their own business. Suddenly you catch yourself wishing you had their life, or at least parts of it. Don’t get me wrong, everyone has been there but comparing yourself to others can be very dangerous.  

With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, and so on, it’s easy to start questioning your own success. When viewing others social media you’re only on the outside looking in. Getting inspired is great, putting yourself down in the process… not so much. If it ever gets to the point where you’re feeling down about yourself, here’s a tip: put the phone/computer down. Take a break from social media. You’ll thank yourself later.

Also, just because someone else is successful doesn’t mean you aren’t. Are you in school? Do you have a job? Have you started doing something that you’ve always wanted to do? All of those plus more are success in themselves. Success is different for everyone.

So when you start to compare yourself to others keep in mind that you are you and no one can be you better than you can. 

Thank you for reading and until next time, stay beautiful.

Have you ever compared yourself to someone? What does success mean to you? Share in the comments below. 

Written By:

Sydni S.

23, Tampa, FL  @sydnijaiforever



One thought on “Feeling like everyone else around you is successful and you’re not

  1. theisisfiles says:

    Wow this is so true. I find myself doing that sometimes, which is why I’m not big on social media in the first place lol. It can really make you feel like you are doing nothing and everyone else is doing something. When in reality, we are only looking at what they want us to see.
    Success to me means striving to be your best in whatever you do.


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