Going viral has become a culture in itself. It seems to be the goal of most people on social media. If they can only do something crazy so that The Shade Room or BallerAlert will repost…I can take off. Millions of shares. Celebrities reposting. The goal isn’t to be successful…but to be seen.
Instant success has become the new American Dream. Bump the white picket fence, I want to get millions of followers overnight. Put in work for a good week and then I will be rubbing elbows with the big wigs.
This new view of success doesn’t stop at social media post. It has infected our minds. All that we want to achieve in life must happen *snap* like that. Quick, fast, and in a hurry. If I start a blog, it’s a must to have at least a 100 thousand viewers by the end of the week. If not, then well I will to point fingers at all of my friends who are not sharing my content…I’m supposed to be poppin’ right now! At work they don’t appreciate me. I have been an employee for 5 minutes and they haven’t promoted me to senior leadership. They tripping! Let me go look for a new job.
I know you may feel that I exaggerated with those example, but honestly that is how some of us sound. This culture of going “viral” has conditioned us that success happens overnight. But let me be the one to bust your bubble...Read More