Do you hit "Like" when you see a good post? Do you share some that really move you? Me too! I love ones that just stand out in the newsfeed.
We skim, scroll and scan through our news feed
looking to feel better.
Here's the catch. It's a quick high that doesn't last.
When we flip through our social media accounts, we look at the world through blurry eyes...not really seeing people or our role in it.
What's more, we look at it and say, "Yeah...
Wistfully after a few minutes, we move away
from the newsfeed and back to reality.
Re-read those three comments in italics above again.
Did you notice anything? They all they blame out there....on someone else, the world or a lack of time. We are in victim mode when we see them and feel like we can't have that. That victim mode is why we head back to work, unchanged.
It's because we have not taken responsibility for change. Instead, we need to see the posts and ask what the message or lesson for ourselves in it:
When we look at social media posts and flip them back to action we can take in the moment, social media has the power to change our experience and that of those around us.
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So next time you see a post that moves you, ask yourself:
How can I apply this message or lesson in my leadership today?
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