i) Be Realistic With What You See On Social Media
A lot of times we can get carried away by other peoples’ lifestyles and “accomplishments” of which, if not gauged can lead us to comparing ourselves to them and establishing the draining feeling of inadequacy. Most of the times, what we see on social media is either exaggerated or does not exist. Unfortunately, we live in a world were so many people live to impress the crowd even at the expense of their own happiness, a world built on superficial beliefs. Vanity in moderation isn’t at all harmful. However, it can get out of hand so it is wise to look up to more realistic figures, who display things in a humble way so that we are positively inspired.
ii) Define Your Own Success
Success is defined differently by each one of us. If you do not create your own definition, society will define it for you. Think of what types of accomplishments matter the most to you as a person, make a list of what you hope to achieve within a given timeline for example, within a semester or season and work towards that.
iii) Be An Opportunist
Plan a schedule according to regular routines, always trying to do more with your time. Identify opportunities that will drive you towards reaching your goal and use them effectively within your abilities and resources.
iv) Live Up To Your Own Expectations
Everyone has their own expectations in line with their goals and aspirations. At times, we can be derailed by expectations of others around us such as our families and friends. This can not only slow down your journey towards success but it can result in a detour that might lead us into running someone else’s race and not our own.
v) Give Yourself Time
In order to get ahead in this important journey in our lives, we need to give ourselves enough time. That does not translate to procrastinating; it just means coming to terms with your circumstances, finding a sustainable way of reaching your goals and setting your own pace and speed of progress, and always reminding yourself how far you have gone. This helps to maintain consistency when we feel things are moving too slowly or even stagnant.