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The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others: Social Media

Published on June 11, 2018

If your daughter has social media, she needs to read this. This post strays slightly away from soccer, but I feel is important to talk about in a time when social media is such a huge part of our lives.

Read on…

We live in a time where social media is king. With social media comes the need to always compare your life to your friend’s life.

It’s easy to go on IG and compare yourself to the girl who gets thousands of likes and views.

Likes and views don’t determine true success.

Working hard, mastering the basics, and learning determine success.

On social media, you see the HIGHLIGHTS of someone’s life. You don’t see the times they failed, messed up in a drill, looked ugly, or weren’t happy.

People ONLY put out how they want to be perceived by you- not what they are actually like. Remember that.

Never compare yourself to someone else whether that’s soccer related or not.

Trust me when I say that although “likes, comments, and views” matter to you right now.. when you look back in 5-10 years and are confident, successful, and happy- you will laugh at the things you that used to worry about.

Create values for yourself and live by them. Don’t let other kids at school pressure you into going against those values.

Learn to find friends that have the same or similar values than you. You will be happier, get better grades, and will be less likely to stray away from your values.

Peer pressure never stops.. I still have to deal with it now but the older you get, the stronger you become in sticking to your values and not worrying about what others will think of you.

If you can learn one thing from this post, I want you to stop comparing yourself to your peers. I know that’s hard, but I promise you will be happier.

Instead of comparing yourself to others, focus on YOU and what you can do to make yourself a better soccer player, student, and all around person.

Hope this helps!
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