Watching Shaun White fall on his second run last night was so disheartening. If you think back 4 years ago when he fell on his half pipe snowboard runs, finishing 2014 Olympics with 4th place.
But it was not as disheartening as friends whom I have great respect for, starting fights on social media. This year became time to clean out those energy drains. As part of the book I’m writing about how to start with yourself, and fix you. The first section is all about removing those energy drains.
Well if you have friends on social media who will not let anything go, they turn everything they can into a political fight. Sure enough some of them noticed one little thing that happened at the Olympic games with Shaun White winning the Gold on his final run.
I noticed as they posted it on their own walls, and let it go. But when they decided to turn my post of congrats to Shaun on Facebook about the issue that was bothering them well I removed it, and them from friends.
Lets take a look at this, picture you inviting someone over to your house party, and when they arrive they find something wrong with one of your guest, any problem. They choose to start a fight because they feel the world should view everything the same way they do.
How long would that person be welcome in your home? If every time you invited them they did the same thing, would you stop inviting them???
Now if you go to their house and they choose to take the conversation to a point where they share their views, and fight about it with all their guests, is it your problem?
The difference is whose house you are at. Well this online thing, from blogging to social media needs to be thought of the same way. Here in Texas if you don't want someone to visit your home and they demand their way in you have the right to protect your property.
When helping people reach out to grow their online following by commenting on others blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social sites. The biggest thing not to do is enter someone’s page and leave a comment that points them out to be wrong, or starts a fight. You want to compliment them, and ask questions that would make people want to come to your site to connect.
Had these friends kept the conversation on their own social media wall, it would be fine with me. When they come to a conversation on my posts, and start arguing with people and bringing up topics of debating, fighting on my wall it is the same as coming to my home and starting fights with my guests. Its not cool.
Seeing the social media world that explodes a conversation over a little statement. Starting a political discussion over the way an Olympic athlete smiles, or acts is an energy drain.
Any friend who chooses to use social media as their place to get upset over the fact that Trump wore the wrong color tie to work today is an energy drain.
Want more peace in your life remove the energy drains.
Feel you have to push your political view of something, do it on your own blog, and social pages. Stop fighting and acting like a 3 year old.
Tim Gillette is an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Creator of Rock Around Your Blog. Helping speakers, and coaches use a blog to build their business online. To find out more and get our newsletter go sign up a NotTomPetty.com