There’s a thin line between social media tensioning you and encouraging you with success. Find the right side of the line and stay on it.

Tensioning makes you feel like a failure. Like some people have inner secrets and you’re on the outside looking in. You are made to feel stupid and inadequate. Like you don’t know what’s up.

Encouragement energises you. It provides useful information and doesn’t overwhelm you. It gives the backstory and human angle. And, it reminds you there are others just like you; that you can become better without fundamentally altering what’s unique about you. You should unfollow anyone who tensions you. There’s such a thing as unhealthy competition. Find people who are successful yet human. Prosperous yet humble. Knowledgeable yet approachable. Let them inspire you.

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