What I Learned From Deleting My Facebook App
Becoming a fully integrated person is something I strive toward and something I encourage others to do.
It’s a complex web of self-evaluation, outside help, critical thinking, to get your beliefs and values to fully align with the ultimate person you could be.
My biggest challenge has always been addictions. The word addiction is often negatively associated immediately to drugs, alcohol, sex or other areas.
The way I see it if you don’t have control over “it” then “it” has control over you.
The “it” can represent anything you like as both in the positive and negative light “it” can be the thing that drives your life in an unhealthy direction.
The best intentions can do it and so can those positive traits like going to the gym - you can kill your self from overtraining. So it’s not always about negative addictions.
Withdrawing from Facebook wasn’t because I was anti-social and spending 10 hours per day (some do) on social media. It’s because inherently the platform is rigged against me and you and ultimately I never feel good after using it.
I find it very useful for reaching out to my audience and engaging them but even that is dwindling due to algorithm change that actually goes against the content creator, such as I.
I learn these lessons:
Life goes on and is often better in real life with real people, doing real things.
If you can control “it” then “it” controls you.
Facebook is engineered to be addictive so you spend more time on it. It enables the ad platform to be more effective and it’s how FB earns its huge revenue stream. If they didn’t you would need to pay a monthly fee and that ship has sailed in terms of business model. You will never beat that unless you minimize your time using it.
At the end of the day whatever “it” you engage in and with make sure it is you pulling the strings and you're not the one being puppeted.
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