Source: Stacey Edgar via Pinterest
We all know that the internet is the place for comparison. Instagram and Twitter show us the many successes of 20-somethings who take the world by storm. Especially amongst women, this can lead to negativity, abusive (indirect) comments and downright hate. Plot twist: what if we took other women’s successes and not only cheered them on but let them motivate us?
I follow a lot of career-driven women. Whether they are their own bosses or they are incredibly hard-working in their job as an employee (or even both!), there is one thing they all have in common: their success is purely self-built.
Instead of being full of jealousy and envy – which we are all guilty of from time to time -, let’s turn negative emotions into positive ones and first of all cheer them on. Yes, girl, you deserve that promotion, that pay rise or that campaign with an incredible brand. All my virtual support will be theirs because I will always support people who have built something by themselves and didn’t let the rough times undermine them.
And from that empowerment, we should empower ourselves. Let’s take motivation from it to push our own projects a step further, be it a hobby or a job. Don’t let their success let you be trapped in the web of comparison again; as they say, “Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter 20” so instead of turning back to negativity, make chapter 21 your goal and work towards it. I guarantee, the journey will be so much fun that, by the time you get to where you want to be, that will only be the cherry on top.
These are some women who empower other women whilst absolutely slaying (yes, I just said that) their career game, each in their own way:
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
’til next time x