Quite a several persons have decided in the past to isolate or distance themselves from technology and social media considering the negative effects on them, their children, the cybercrimes, and other negativities. Some people on the other hand decided to control their digital addictions by reducing how much time they spend on electronic devices. While some find it difficult to integrate social media with their personal life because to them, it’s not a necessity. There is also a category of people who find it difficult to fully integrate into society because the societal norms do not conform to their principles, religion, belief, or standard.
If you have taken any of the afford mentioned or similar decisions before, the probability is that you took that step to achieve a particular goal. However, you should understand that whether you are on social media or not, you are part of a community. Either online or offline, you are part of a survey and that your actions or inactions are feedback to a group of people, researchers, or gossipers.
The moment I realized this, I decided to make my story great. I decided to take control of my life so my story and actions could be part of great and outstanding surveys. I decided not to intentionally or unintentionally contribute to low profile surveys like how much times does a man spend on Facebook, how many Nigerians are poor, what is the average lifespan of Nigerian, the average time spent on the internet and the list goes on.
I decided to be part of outstanding surveys related to impact, success, leadership, and other great feedback to whoever cares or eventually building history or lifestyle of influence for other aspiring people. But how did I achieve this? Priorities. I decided to analyze how much attention I gave to every one of my thoughts, I fact-check every information if they’re right or wrong. These facts were gathered by reading, research, a good network of friends, right attitudes, right movies and documentaries, meditations, and a few others.
William James once said the art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. This was what I practiced daily, I took surveys of all the calls and emails I got daily and saw the kind of people I attracted and how they affected me. Then I got them filtered in line with my goals.
With time, I was able to get clarity on how I want my future to be, my social media pages became a reflection of me; inspirational, thought-provoking, and life to those following me.
I want you to answer these rhetorical questions. How do you want to be described? What do you want to be remembered for? What would be your legacy? To answer these questions, the very first thing to do is that you have to control your own life, however, that can’t be achieved without you living your life according to your priorities. So how do you go about that?
- Plan your time, days, and activities carefully. This helps your efficiency and effectiveness of your goals.
- Follow your plan. According to the survey, 7 out of 10 people always have a plan, the problem is that they don’t follow them. If you plan but don’t follow suit, your result will be the same as someone who does not have a plan at all.
- Invest in the right people daily. The time you spend with others can be a great investment, choose whom you’ll invest in wisely.
With these action points, I can tell that you are on course to living a fruitful and fulfilled life either on social or physical community.
The bottom line is, “how do you want to be described, remembered or patronized”?
What and who are you influencing?
You have all it takes to control your own life and make the right decisions. You have the power to affect the world positively in your own little way if you will only decide to.
You need to take a survey of your life right now.
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