Impact Seeking VS Popularity Seeking
As an up and coming Blogger/Motivational Speaker, my focus is always on the how much impact I can have on the community I develop. Recently, while in a semi hiatus, I questioned why I’m doing this. Genuine Gemini was developed from a dark mental space. The goal was to offer support to anyone experiencing similar situations, and purposefully create a safe space for me to document my healing process.
During this hiatus, I realized how far I’ve come, no longer wanting to discuss things from my past. This decision was not out of fear, but just pure growth. At this point I felt powerless;
“What will capture people’s attention now?”
“What will I discuss now?’
It was then I realized the powerful difference of seeking impact opposed to seeking popularity. As a millennial, it is hard not to become a victim of wanting to be validated, accepted, and enjoyed by peers. The pressure to stay knowledgeable with technology changes is difficult. I decided then I wanted to eliminate the focus of gaining popularity and truly focus on impact. Truthfully, I disappointed myself. Feeling very fraud like, I was concerned about the work I’ve done previously. Was this all for validation?
Deep down inside, the validation always lives there. How do we end it, and truly focus on the impact? After a few prayers, tears, and confusion, I came up with these simple tips to push impacting the community you build:
1. Live out your own story.
Every thought, vision, and goal should be executed on your own terms. You shouldn’t feel rushed or pressure to live out your dream or tell your story, it Is yours.
2. Clarify your intent.
Be sure whatever message you have it’s clear and concise. Mission Statements come in handy during this time.
3. Fake Validation delays success.
Be careful where you are receiving validation, sometimes it will only hendure your success and create a false timeline of evolution.
Never lose your story focus, and if need be, stop telling it, and just live it, you might add more chapters to book you thought was complete.
Brittney “Genuine Gemini” Baker