In the scarcity mindset, all that matters is how you compare to others.
In the abundance mindset, what matters most is how you compare to yourself, how you live out your own ideals in your day-to-day life.
Social media encourages scarcity mentality.
On social media, people often post highlights of their life, showing off all of the good things going on, but avoiding the mundane things and (usually) the bad things.
If you spend time comparing the whole of your life to someone else’s highlights, you are going to naturally feel inadequate.
Social media will make you will feel you are not enough, you will feel you need to get more and more things, check-in at fancy events, check-in at airports slow-lounge, post a selfies with important people.
You compare yourself to your peers, whilst a middle class individual compares themselves to a millionaire, a millionaire compares himself to a multi-millionaire and a multi-millionaire compares himself to a billionaire. Who does a billionaire compare himself to? A god, a mega celebrity or an esteemed historical figure. There is an insatiable appetite for glory manifesting as scarcity among most of humanity, even among the wealthy.
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scene with everyone else’s highlight reel.
If you are struggling with comparing yourself to others, cut back on Facebook and other forms of social media. Instead, focus on thinking about what you can do right now to make your life better.
There is more than enough for everyone.
There is enough pie to go around, there is no need to compare yourself to others.
I think we each need to be confident that we are enough. Each of us, innately, is enough. We don’t need validation from Facebook likes, retweets, or attention-seeking.
And beyond that, we have enough.
We have enough time, we have enough talent, we have enough energy. And if we don’t, we have enough intelligence to go find it.
We each have to find our own ways of getting what we need. If we don’t, it won’t be because there is not enough. There is enough.
You are enough, you are so enough it is unbelievable how enough you are.