Before I started blogging, I rarely went on social media. I was kind of against it. I thought it was a huge waste of time. But now that I blog, I’ve discovered a whole new world and a new appreciation for it.
We can discover a lot through social media. It opens our eyes to the world around us. It let’s us explore how other people live their lives. It also shows us the negatives about our world. You have to be careful about what you read and analyze where the information is coming from of course. But the bottom line is, there’s valuable information out there. We can learn so many useful things that can really make a difference in our lives. For me, I enjoy reading posts about self-improvement and growth. I’ve stumbled upon many quotes that really make you think critically about the way you live your life.
Here are 7 life changing lessons I’ve learned through social media:
1. To be a success, you must think like a success.
I believe I got this amazing quote from Instagram. I love how people post these amazing quotes. I have always been one to look up to very successful bloggers to learn how they grew their blog. But this quote really got me thinking. It has really changed the way I blog. Before, I used to just blog about whatever came to my mind. Now, I put more thought into my posts and think to myself, how would pro-bloggers do it? What would they write about? You can apply this quote to your life to help you accomplish your goals.
2. If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
This is a quote by Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, which I stumbled upon through Instagram. I know the importance of being present, you know, not thinking about the past or future, but just being in tune with what’s happening in the here and now but being present is harder than it seems. As moms we have so many responsibilities, so many distractions, so many things to get done in a day, that it’s so hard to focus on the present. This quote really made it clear to me what being present is all about. Children are masters of being present because they don’t worry about the past or the future. I guess that’s why they are always so happy and peaceful. There’s a lot we can learn from our kids.
3. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
This is a quote by Albert Einstein which I came across through Pinterest. I love Pinterest! Pinterest is great for discovering amazing posts from bloggers all over the world. Bloggers are eager to share with their readers information which is useful because that’s how they get more readers. This one pin really stuck with me. Teaching is a big component in my profession and in order for my clients to absorb what I’m teaching them, I need to be able to explain it in away they can understand, and not by using medical jargon which may just confuse them. Now I think to myself, how can I explain it simply so I get my point across.
4. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Again, this is another quote by Albert Einstein. What can I say, he was a genius. He allowed his intuition and imagination to help him discover new things. This just helped me solidify my decision to become a blogger. It made me feel good about writing and growing my blog. In high school, I never did well in English. I always struggled in it. I mean, it’s not like I was failing or anything. I always got Bs or Cs and I couldn’t really figure out why I wasn’t scoring as high as I wanted to. Now that I blog, I’m constantly using my imagination and thinking of creative ways to grow my blog and I feel that my writing skills have significantly improved. I’m experimenting with different strategies and it’s really exciting. This new journey is opening different opportunities for me which can change my life.
5. Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
I believe in the law of attraction. I believe that whatever you focus on grows. If you focus on positivity, more positivity will be drawn to you. It takes a conscious effort to be positive and in my opinion, it’s the hardest thing to do. It’s the hardest choice one has to make even in the toughest situations. I found this quote on Pinterest and there’s an abundance of these inspiring quotes there.
6. One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.
Over the last couple years, I’ve learned about the power of focus and attention and our beliefs. Our beliefs guide our actions and our actions determine our results. Instead of focusing on the pain, one must focus on the gain. As the saying goes, keep your eyes on the prize and you will be continuously motivated to keep going, whatever your goal is. For me, it’s to grow my blog and eventually monetize it. I’m not there yet, but with continued effort, research, trial and error and consistency, I will achieve my goal! How’s that for positivity? LOL! This was another great quote found on Pinterest.
7. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
If I am dissatisfied with any aspect of my life and there’s something I can do about it, I will do it. If it’s something I cannot change, then I accept it and refuse to dwell on it because it’s something I cannot control. But whenever I do have the power to change a negative situation, I try my best to make it a better one even though it’s uncomfortable, because for me, it’s more painful to be stuck in a situation that bothers me, and I have done nothing to change it. Again, this is another inspiring quote from Pinterest. Can you tell I love Pinterest?
Well there you have it, friends. Those were my 7 life lessons learned through social media! Hope you enjoyed it!