How to Be Successful 101: Get Off Instagram


By Gabriella Wesley

If you’re a modern day millennial like myself, you probably spend tons of time on social media! Double tapping, exploring, comparing, and stalking your ex due to the new updated features. (Followed by THEMAN2000, THOTHOE1017, +12 others) You catch my drift right?

After realizing how much time you’ve wasted comparing and contrasting the virtual world to your reality, you’ve lost 5 hours, missed your workout, and you’re not ready to conquer tomorrow.

Hey, I’m not judging you, we’ve all been there before!

I know I have, but I realized it was consuming my life and wasting my time. I was keeping up with the Kardashians, and they can’t even keep up with (fill in the blank yourself)________.

That’s when I asked myself: “Hmmm? What can I do to become best version of Gabriella?”

And, it hit me “FOCUS ON YOUR OWN SELF!”

At that point, I was having a mirror to mirror Kermit The Frog hoodie moment. I knew I had the power to change my life! I gained 5 more hours, no day light savings, honey! Multiply 5 by 7, that’s 35 hours a week. That’s equivalent to part-time job!  

Sadly, I wasn’t getting paid to lurk and get hurt. I didn’t get paid to compare and contrast my life to the people doing the Bow Wow challenge on the daily.


As soon as I decided to focus on me. Not Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and definitely not Baller Alert, or the shade room, everything started to come together.

Yeah, you’re doing good but you could be doing great!

It’s June, we’re are almost halfway through the year, what have you done so far? You need to focus.

Focusing on you will help you put everything into perspective. The vision that you have for your life will become clearer as you spend more time with yourself.

Focus brings passion. Passion brings motivation. Motivation leads to consistency, and consistency leads to success.

Some people may categorize success as a single event, but success is consistently achieving your goals. Pay your dues, work hard and fall in love with the process. The results will show, honey! Stick with it. Focus. Flourish.

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